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Program Highlights and Past Delegates

2023 USSY Program

The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) Washington Week will be held March 2-9, 2024. Two students from each state will be selected to attend the online program and each student will receive a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship. All student leadership qualifying positions are subject to the judgement of the state selection administrator and will be verified and confirmed.

NOTE - the Hearst Foundation, who funds the USSYP, is requiring some new information be added to the application.  Please read the application carefully, as it has changed from previous years!  

New this year - The Top Ten applications selected for a virtual interview will be required to submit a 3-4 minute video "portfolio" outlining their work as a youth civics leader.  

Program Highlights

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Program brochure for 2024

Delegates will hear major policy addresses by senators, cabinet members, officials of the Departments of State and Defense and leaders of other federal agencies, as well as participate in a meeting with a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and the President of the United States. Each session includes an in-depth question and answer period.
(2020 USSYP did not have a Yearbook due to the COVID-19 pandemic)

Past Wisconsin Delegates

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2022: Parker De Decker, Neenah High School, Neenah, WI; Harjasan Singh, Oak Creek High School, Oak Creek, WI

2021: Abigail Horwitz, Homestead High School, Mequon, WI; Marissa Vosberg, Monroe High School, Monroe, WI

2020: Anika Larson, Oshkosh West High School, Oshkosh, WI: Iman Snobar, Ronald Wilson Reagan College Preparatory High School, Milwaukee, WI

2019: Allyson Fergot, Central High School, La Crosse, WI; Layne Donovan, East High School, Wauwatosa, WI

2018: Sarah Fleming, Nicolet Union High School, Glendale, WI; Sophie Iglar, Edgewood High School, Madison, WI

2017: Ananda Deacon, Nicolet Union High School, Glendale, WI; Mikayla Kelz, Medford Area Senior High, Medford, WI

2016: Alesha Guenther, Berlin High School, Berlin, WI; Elyssa Vondra, Platteville High School, Platteville, WI

Pre-2014 Wisconsin Delegates

Exit Essays from Wisconsin Delegates

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At the end of Washington Week, delegates are encouraged to write an exit essay on their experiences.  Unedited essays are available to read.

Abigail Horwitz 2022 Delegate

Marissa Vosberg 2022 Delegate

Ananda Deacon 2017 Delegate

Mikayla Kelz 2017 Delegate

Alesha Guenther 2016 Delegate

Mara Matovich 2015 Delegate

Vishal Narayanaswamy 2015 Delegate

For questions about this information, contact Kristen McDaniel (608) 266-2207