Sanders named Senate Youth finalist

Wilton High School senior Ian Sanders was named a finalist in the 55th annual United States Senate Youth Program. He is one of a small number of finalists hoping to be to be selected as one of two representatives from Connecticut. It is an honor to have made it thus far.

Established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, the program is a unique educational experience for high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service.

Two student leaders from each state, Washington, D.C., and the Department of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in the nation’s capital experiencing their national government in action March 4-11.

Student delegates will hear major policy addresses by senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies, as well as participate in a meeting with a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Each student delegate will also be awarded a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.

Student delegates are selected based on their outstanding abilities and demonstrated qualities of leadership in an elected or appointed high school student office for the 2016-2017 school year.

To learn more about the U.S. Senate Youth Program, visit