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North Student Selected for Prestigious US Senate Youth Program

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

North High School student: Robert Nishimwe,was selected to participate in the 56th annual United States Senate Youth Program to be held March 3-10 in Washington, D.C.  He was selected by a committee at the Iowa Department of Education.

Robert attends North High School in Des Moines and is president of the National Honor Society.  He is involved in numerous school and community leadership positions. He currently serves as the student member of the State Board of Education. He is the founding member of a group called Community of Racial Equity (CORE) at school.  He also participates in Science Bound, Model UN, and several volunteer positions within his community.

In addition to the all-expenses-paid program week, each delegate receives a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship with encouragement to continue coursework in government, history and public affairs.

Each year, the program brings more than 100 of the most outstanding high school students – two from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity – to Washington, D.C. The goals of the program include deepening the understanding of America’s political process and strengthening the students’ resolve to pursue careers in public service.

In addition to outstanding leadership abilities and a strong commitment to volunteer work, the student delegates rank academically in the top 1 percent of their states among high school juniors and seniors.

Be sure to congratulate Robert when you see him!!!