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West Forsyth High student selected as 2018 USSYP finalist

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CUMMING, Ga. — West Forsyth High School student, Kendall Chamberlain, has been selected as one of only two students to represent the state of Georgia as a delegate to the United States Senate Youth Program, or USSYP, to be held in Washington, D.C. March 3-10, 2018. She will also receive a $10,000 college scholarship.

The USSYP was founded in 1962 through Senate Resolution and each year two of the highest-achieving students from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education system overseas are selected through an extremely competitive merit-based selection process held at the state departments of education nationwide.

Chamberlain was appointed Chief Justice for the 73rd Annual Youth Assembly sponsored by YMCA Georgia and the Georgia Center for Civic Engagement. She has testified before Georgia’s Senate Rules Committee in support of a resolution recognizing Childhood Cancer Awareness Day in Georgia, and she has participated in and helped lead various government-related conferences and events, including the Washington Seminar, IMPACT Officials Retreat, Youth Assembly, and GUNA (a Model United Nations conference).

“Through my past experiences, my opinion and perception of myself has changed, seeing that with enough passion and the courage to see it through, I can cast a ripple large enough to create a true impact,” Chamberlain said.

For more information regarding the Unites States Senate Youth Program, visit ussenateyouth.org.


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