Maine students chosen to participate in U.S. Senate Youth Program

The following is a press release from the office of Maine Sen. Susan Collins. The Maine DOE coordinates the selection of the Maine delegates for this program.

Two outstanding high school students to spend a week in Washington

Adam Cohen speaks in a legislative hearing room at the Maine State House in November 2011
Adam Cohen

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins is pleased to announce that Julia Brown of Brunswick and Adam Cohen of Scarborough have been selected to participate in the 50th Annual United States Senate Youth Program in Washington, D.C.  Julia and Adam will join 102 other delegates who will spend a week in Washington, March 3-10, 2012, to observe the federal government in action.

“I have the honor and privilege of being the first delegate to the U.S. Senate Youth Program to have been elected to the U.S. Senate,” said Senator Collins. “My commitment to public service was reinforced as a senior in high school when I was chosen as a delegate and traveled to Washington and met Senator Margaret Chase Smith, the first woman in history to be elected to both the House and the Senate. I am pleased that Julia and Adam have been chosen to participate in this worthwhile program and look forward to meeting with them while they are in Washington, D.C.”

Julia Brown speaks in a legislative hearing room at the Maine State House in November 2011.
Julia Brown

Since USSYP was founded in 1962, more than 4,500 students have participated.  The program is fully funded by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation – no government funds are utilized.  The students will visit Capitol Hill, the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department, the Supreme Court, and other places in Washington. They will also meet with Senators, cabinet officials, and government leaders.  Ms. Brown and Mr. Cohen and each of the student delegates chosen to participate will also receive a $5,000 college scholarship.

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