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    Presley Jarrell- 2024 U.S. Senate Youth Program Finalist

    Presley Jarrell
    Presley Jarrell represents Woodrow Wilson High School.

    Woodrow Wilson High School senior, Presley Jarrell was officially recognized as a 2024 U.S. Senate Youth Program finalist yesterday, Nov. 15.  In total, six high school students were selected across various institutions in the state.  Originally created in 1962, the U.S Senate Youth Program is a chance for students interested in the art of public speaking to hear major policies discussed by senators, cabinet members, and the United States Supreme Court. Each state is allowed to submit two students into the proceedings. In addition, they will also receive a $10,000 scholarship, being encouraged to participate in a social studies program.

    Known for her bright mind and passion for civics, Presley was more than creditable for the prestigious position. To apply, she had to write two essays, one argumentative and one personal. She also had to prepare a three-minute speech on what initiatives she would take if she became a senator of West Virginia. “I am proud of this accomplishment, but also to represent Woodrow as a whole. I am not just doing this for me, but for the people.” The final two candidates will be selected December 8.

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    A current junior at Woodrow Wilson High School, Landon Skeens serves as Editor of the Eagle Dispatch. Throughout his time at the school, he has enjoyed many extracurriculars: drama club, theatre, newspaper, band, and chorus. However, the arts have always remained a constant in his life. During moments of freedom, Landon can be found reading psychological thrillers or classic works of literature. If you ever need to find him, don't worry just look for an iced coffee-filled Stanley. "Writing is tremendously important to me. It is not only an expression of myself but a physical manifestation of years of work, slowly improving my craft. The written has much power, influencing the reader’s perspective of topics.”
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