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2004-2005 United States Senate Youth Program finalists

TORII STATION, OKINAWA , JAPAN — November 8, 2004 — Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam, is proud to announce that seniors from Kadena High School, Pusan High School, Guam High School and Zama High School were selected as finalists for the 2004-2005 United States Senate Youth Program.

The Unit ed States Senate Youth Program is sponsor ed by the William Hearst Foundation and is open to any high school junior or senior serving in an elect ed student government or class officer/representative position.

Two students and two alternates from the candidates submitted from each district worldwide will be select ed to represent the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) in an all expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., in the spring of 2005. The students will engage in a series of seminars and briefings with Senators and members of the House of Representatives and meet with officials of the executive and judicial branches of government. In addition, the two students select ed to represent DoDEA will also receive a $5,000 college scholarship award.

"We are extremely proud of these students and also acknowledge the support from the administrators, teachers, counselors, and parents whose dedication and commitment serves as the foundation of success for these young adults," said Dr. Bresell.

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