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Four Students Recognized for US Senate Youth Program

Four Florida students were recently chosen for the U.S. Senate Youth Program. John Moran, a student at Lawton Chiles High School in Leon County, and Adam Wexelbaum, a student at John A. Ferguson Sr. High School in Miami-Dade County were awarded $5,000 scholarships, and will represent Florida in Washington, D.C., as part of the Program. Bradley Pough of Deland High School in Volusia County and Jasmine Morton of Inlet Grove Community High School in Palm Beach County were selected as alternates.

The Florida Law Related Education Association, Inc., administers this program in Florida for the Hearst Foundation. Students from throughout the state submit applications and are interviewed by staff from Senators Mel Martinez and Bill Nelson.

The selection is based on elected positions served on campus, volunteer work, awards, grade point average, a test on federal and state government, and interviews with staff from the Senators’ offices, the Florida Department of Education, and the Florida Law Related Education Association, Inc.