Maxwell Roth of Bonneville High School in Ogden and Brady Young of Murray High School were selected Tuesday as Utah's delegates to the 1989 U.S. Senate Youth Program, Sens. Jake Garn and Orrin Hatch, both R-Utah, announced.
They will join 102 other elected high school student body officers from around the nation in Washington from Jan. 27 to Feb. 3 for an intensive weeklong study of the federal government and will receive $2,000 college scholarships.During their stay, they will observe proceedings of the Senate and spend time with their senators. They will also attend briefings with President Bush, Cabinet members, a Supreme Court justice and key House members.
Roth is the historian of Bonneville High. He is a member of the National Honor Society and editor-in-chief of the school newspaper. He has lettered in debate and drama and participated in Boys State. He enjoys reading, singing and sports and plans a future in law and government.
Young is junior class president at Murray High and is a member of the Honor Society. He is active in the debate club and the varsity football and wrestling teams. He received first prize at the Utah History Fair and is active in the "Safety Kids" anti-drug organization.
The two senators said, "These young leaders were selected to represent Utah because of their strong interest in government, their scholastic achievements and their outstanding community and academic involvement."
Chosen as alternates were James McConkie, a student at Olympus High School, and Paige Peterson, who attends Carbon High School in Price.
The U.S. Senate Youth Program is made possible by a grant from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.