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ThunderRidge senior named delegate, bound for Washington D.C.

ThunderRidge High School Senior Brandon Lee

DENVER – Colorado Commissioner of Education Robert Hammond has announced that ThunderRidge High School senior Brandon Lee is one of the two students who have been selected as Colorado delegates to the 53rd annual U.S. Senate Youth Program.
 
A group of 104 student delegates from across the country will attend the program’s 53rd annual Washington Week, March 7 – 14, 2015 in Washington, D.C. As a delegate, Lee will attend meetings and briefings with members of Congress and their staff, the president, a justice of the Supreme Court, leaders of cabinet agencies, an ambassador to the U.S. and senior members of the national media.
 
Lee will also receive a $5,000 undergraduate college scholarship with encouragement to continue coursework in government, history and public affairs.
 
Ranked first in his class, Lee participates in a variety of activities. He serves as the executive representative for the Colorado Association of Student Councils, and is involved in All-State Orchestra, football, track, Boy Scouts and community service. Following graduation, Brandon plans to study public health and political science. In the future, he hopes to pursue a career in public service and represent Asian-American immigrants.
 
Follow this link to learn more about The United States Senate Youth Program.

January 14, 2015 | By SCPaulsen | Category: High School Education, Schools

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