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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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