Two Nebraska students selected for U.S. Senate Youth Program

Zein Saleh of Lincoln North Star High School in Lincoln and Ellie Janda of Blue Hill High School in Blue Hill, Neb. will take part in the Washington Week virtual event. 
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Two Nebraska students were selected to take place as delegates in the 2022 U.S. Senate Youth Program (USSYP) by the Nebraska Department of Education.

Zein Saleh of Lincoln North Star High School in Lincoln and Ellie Janda of Blue Hill High School in Blue Hill, Neb. will take part in the Washington Week virtual event.

During the event, students will attend virtual meetings and briefings with senators, members of the House of Representatives and even the president.

Each student will also receive a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship from the Hearst Foundation. Principals and teachers nominate students, then the chief educational officer selects the delegations for the event.

Zein Saleh is the president of the Key Club, Student Council and National Honor Society at Lincoln North Star High School. Ellie Janda is a member of the National Honor Society and has held leadership

The two Nebraskans will join another 102 students from across the country in attending the event.

The NDE says the event is designed to increase young Americans’ understanding of the three branches of government. Students will also learn about the responsibilities of elected and appointed officials and the importance of democratic decision-making.

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