Two New Hampshire Students Selected for the U.S. Senate Youth Program

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From left is Morgan Casey and Madeline Waters, the two New Hampshire students chosen to participate in the 61st Annual U.S. Senate Youth Program.

CONCORD, NH (Dec. 5, 2022)  Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut today announced the selection of two New Hampshire students to participate in the 61st Annual U.S. Senate Youth Program – Morgan Casey of Bishop Brady High School in Concord and Madeline Waters of Keene High School.

They were selected by a panel of judges who evaluated the pool of top students nominated by principals throughout the state. Both students will receive a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate study, and they will represent the Granite State for a comprehensive public service, leadership and education experience in Washington, D.C. this coming March.

Morgan Casey, a junior at Bishop Brady High School, has served as Class President since her freshman year. She is also the class representative for the Student Athlete Leadership Team and has participated in four varsity sports – soccer, tennis, lacrosse and basketball. Morgan has dedicated time during her high school years to volunteer service working with the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Sycamore Gardens and the Pease Greeters program.

Madeline Waters, a senior at Keene High School, serves as the Student Council President at her school. She is also the Vice President of Students for Hope, the School Board student representative, and co-leader of Reading on the Road. Madeline is ranked second in her class, and her teachers refer to her as a “spunky, enthusiastic and ardent learner.” She loves history, is an avid reader and hopes to one day work in the nation’s capital.

“The U.S. Senate Youth Program will be an excellent opportunity for Morgan and Madeline to be exposed to high-level leadership and a front row seat to federal government operations,” said Edelblut. “I commend their academic excellence and drive, and congratulate them on being chosen to participate in such a highly competitive program.”

Ricky Truong, a senior from Manchester Memorial High School, and Samay Sahu, a senior from Nashua High School South, have been chosen as alternates for this year’s program.

The scholarships and all expenses for Washington Week are provided by the Hearst Foundations, which has fully funded the program since its creation in 1962. More than 6,000 students have participated. For more information visit the U.S. Senate Youth Program website.

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