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Academy of the Sacred Heart senior Asia Jackson was recently named a United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) finalist. Sponsored by the United States Senate and funded by the Hearst Foundations, USSYP is a national initiative that provides a yearly opportunity for outstanding high school students with demonstrated leadership abilities to deepen their understanding of America’s political processes. Now in its 56th year, the program consists of an intensive week-long educational experience in Washington, D.C., where students learn from the highest level elected and appointed officials, as well as a $10,000 college scholarship.
Two students from each of the 50 states, Washington D.C., and the Department of Defense Education are selected for USSYP each year. Jackson is one of four finalists in Louisiana competing for two of the 104 spots in the highly competitive, merit-based program. More than 5,500 USSYP alumni have gone on to become leaders in government, law, business, education, journalism, the military, medicine, health care, and many other fields.