Summit, NJ (December 3, 2013) – Kent Place School senior Allison Berger will represent New Jersey as part of the Unite States Senate Youth Program in Washington, D.C. in March. Only two outstanding high school students are chosen from each state for this program.
“I am thrilled to be attending the United States Senate Youth Program! I cannot wait to learn more about government in our nation's capital and to share my experiences with the Kent Place community to promote civic engagement and student leadership,” stated Berger. “Kent Place has prepared me well for this program with its outstanding academic program and by offering many opportunities for public speaking and individual leadership and initiative.”
The United States Senate Youth Program was established in 1962 as an educational experience for high school students interested in pursuing a career in public service. Student delegates will be immersed in the political landscape. The students will hear major policy addresses by senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies. The participants will also participate in a meeting with a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Each delegate will also be awarded a monetary college scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.
We congratulate Allison Berger for this wonderful accomplishment.