(Department of Education Press Release, December 22, 2022)

BOISE – Two outstanding high school seniors will represent Idaho at the 61st annual United States Senate Youth Program in Washington D.C.  They will also receive $10,000 scholarships to the college or university of their choice.

Eagle High School senior William Tadje will join Twin Falls’ Canyon Ridge High School senior Emma Brulotte along with top-performing high school juniors and seniors from around the country on a weeklong experience in Washington D.C. on March 4 – 11, 2023.  To be considered for the program, students must demonstrate outstanding academic performance and hold a current leadership position in their school or community.

The program has also designated two alternative delegates, Eagle High School senior Avery Charles and Meridian’s Renaissance High School senior Amaia Clayton.



“I’m so pleased to see Idaho students taking notice, taking part and really engaging with what’s going on in Idaho and around the county.  Seeing these students participate in civic programs should give us all confidence that the future for these kids, and for Idaho, is bright,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra said.  “I’m also pleased to say that I have been fortunate enough to have Emma Brulotte’s leadership as a member of this year’s Student Advisory Council.”

The program, established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, offers high-performing high school students interested in pursuing a career in public service the chance to interface with high-level officials from each branch of government during an intensive, week-long educational program held in Washington D.C.  Delegates will attend briefings and meetings with senators, the president, a justice of the Supreme Court, cabinet members and other high-profile officials.


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