MPHS Student To Attend U.S. Senate Youth Program
Mount Pleasant High School student Jordan Paschal has been selected to participate in the 48th Annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will be held March 6-13, 2010, in Washington, D.C.
Paschal is president of the senior class and has served as junior class treasurer and attended the National Youth Leadership Forum on National Security in Washington, D.C. He plans to pursue a degree in political science and to attend law school. He aspires to hold a public office like that of the leaders he will meet during his week in Washington.
Paschal will attend the program with 103 other student delegates for an intensive, week-long study of the federal government and the people who lead it. The overall mission of the program is to help instill within each class of USSYP student delegates more profound knowledge of the American political process and a lifelong commitment to public service.
The program, which was created in 1962, is sponsored by the Senate and funded by The Hearst Foundations. Each student delegate will receive a $5,000 undergraduate scholarship from The Hearst Foundations.
MPHS Principal Edie Sayewich said, "We are extremely proud of Jordan's accomplishment and know that he will represent Mount Pleasant High School and Cabarrus County Schools well."