TRUMBULLL, Conn. -- A Trumbull High School student has been selected as a delegate to the 55th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP).
Isha Dalal of Trumbull is one of two students selected from Connecticut for the program. Dalal will be joined by Emily Sullivan, a student at Simsbury High School.
U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced the delegates. The program is a week-long opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing careers in public service to learn about the U.S. Government’s processes and leaders. Dalal and Sullivan were chosen to join 102 other student delegates from across the country to attend this year’s USSYP in Washington, D.C., from March 4-11.
“Congrats to Isha and Emily on this achievement,” said Blumenthal and Murphy. “Isha and Emily will learn firsthand about the inner workings of our federal government — helping to further their goals to work in public service to improve the lives of youth in Connecticut and nationwide. We’re excited to have them in D.C., and we wish them the best of luck.”
In Washington, the student delegates will attend meetings and briefings with senators, representatives, and Congressional staff; a Justice of the Supreme Court; leaders of cabinet agencies; and other senior members of the administration and the national media. The students will also tour many of the national monuments and several museums.
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