Eudora High School student selected for U.S. Senate program

A Douglas County high school student has been selected as a delegate for the United States Senate Youth Program.

Benjamin Sah Jin Willits Posch, a senior at Eudora High School, is one of two Kansas students selected to join the program’s 104-student delegation, the Kansas State Department of Education announced in a news release this week. The 58th annual program will take place March 7-14 in Washington, D.C.

Each year, the program aims to bring the most outstanding high school students to Washington, D.C., for a study of the federal government and the people who lead it, according to the news release. While in the nation’s capital, the delegates will attend meetings and briefings with political leaders, including President Donald Trump and members of the U.S. Congress, among others.

Posch serves as the state president of Future Business Leaders of America and is president of the Posch Foundation, a nonprofit organization that he founded. He is also a part-time student at the University of Kansas, where he is studying political science, international relations and finance.

The other Kansas student selected for the program is Elizabeth Iris Kim, a senior at Manhattan High School. Along with the selection, the students will each receive a $10,000 scholarship.


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