US Senate Youth Program

Washington Senior Selected to Represent Arizona
Posted on 2021/12/14
US Senate Youth Program LogoWashington High School senior, Hassan Looky, has been selected as one of only two students to represent Arizona as a delegate to the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) to be held in March 2022.  Hassan will also receive a $10,000 college scholarship. 

The United States Senate Youth Program, established by U.S. Senate Resolution in 1962, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. Only 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. 

Hassan would like to attend the University of Chicago and plans to study comparative literature and then pursue a degree in law. His AP Literature teacher, Amanda Humphrey, had this to say about him, “Reflective and contemplative, Hassan Looky brings insight to every conversation. He challenges the thinking of others and asks poignant questions to seek deeper understanding. He is so deserving of this opportunity, which will allow him to share his intellect and perspectives in collaborations with others.”

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic continuing to affect the safety of travel, indoor gatherings and access to government buildings, the 2022 United States Senate Youth Program Washington Week will be held online this year. The program will be a comprehensive public service, leadership, and education experience including speakers from the three branches of government and the national media, and each delegate will receive the $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship in the name of the United States Senate. Congratulations Hassan!