Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) congratulated high school seniors, Arundhati Oommen and Neve Rauscher of Salt Lake City, for their selection to represent Utah in the sixtieth annual United States Senate Youth Program Washington Week in March 2022. The programs events include meetings with senators, the president, a Supreme Court justice, and cabinet secretaries. These delegates represent the top one percent of Utah high school students. Each of the two delegates will also receive a $10,000 college scholarship through the program.
Since 1962, the Senate Youth Program has increased young Americans’ understanding of the three branches of government and their operation. All expenses for the program are provided by the Hearst Foundations.
Of the delegates, Sen. Lee said, “These young Utahns merit every aspect of this opportunity. The Senate Youth Program is a premier civics education experience. Their academic achievements and commitment to community service represent the bright future of our state. I look forward to interacting with them and for following their bright futures.”
Sen. Romney said, “The Senate Youth Program recognizes some of the nation’s top student leaders, and Arundhati and Neve are two of Utah’s best and brightest. Their record of achievement in student government, the arts, and their communities is impressive, and I look forward to hearing of their continued accomplishments as part of our nation’s next generation of leaders.”