Patrick Chappel selected as Georgia Delegate to U.S. Senate Youth Program


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      Patrick Chappel, a senior at Columbus High School was selected as a 2019 Georgia Delegate for the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP). The USSYP is a national non-partisan initiative to provide an annual opportunity for talented high school students with demonstrated leadership abilities to deepen their understanding of America’s political processes and strengthen their resolve to pursue careers in public service. The USSYP brings the highest-level officials from each branch of government to meet with this outstanding group of young leaders—two high school juniors or seniors from each of the fifty states, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) —for an intensive week-long education and leadership program. The program is merit-based and highly competitive. Each student will also receive a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science. The 57th annual USSYP will be held in Washington, D.C. March 2-9, 2019.