Congratulations to Sophia Carter, a grade 12 student at Pilgrim! She is the first Pilgrim student since 1968 to win the United States Senate Youth Scholarship.
The United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by US Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. The 56th annual program will be held in Washington, DC, from March 3-10, 2018.
Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia & the Department of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. Student delegates will hear major policy addresses by Senators, Cabinet Members and Directors of other Federal agencies, as well as participate in meetings with the President and a Justice of the US Supreme Court. All transportation, hotel & meal expenses will be provided by The Hearst Foundations. In addition, each delegate will be awarded a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in History & Political Science.
Warwick Public Schools could not be prouder of Sophia for her achievement, it is truly an honor to have her as a student in the district!