West High student selected to U.S. Senate Youth Program
2/17/2021 -- Sri Jaladi, a senior at West High School has been selected as one of only two students to represent Missouri as a delegate to the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP). He will also receive a $10,000 college scholarship. The program will be held in a fully virtual format for the 2021 program year and runs from March 14 – 17.
In August 2020, Jaladi learned he received a perfect score on the ACT exam.
The mission of the United States Senate Youth Program is to provide a yearly opportunity for selected students to gain an in-depth view of the Senate and the federal government overall as well as a deeper understanding of the interrelationship of the legislative, judicial and executive branches. The program provides a foundation of knowledge and encouragement for those considering a future of public service on the local, state or national level.
The USSYP was founded in 1962 through Senate Resolution and each year two of the highest-achieving students from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education system overseas are selected through an extremely competitive merit-based selection process held at the state departments of education nationwide.