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Framingham High School Announces Finalist for the U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program

Framingham High School Announces Finalist for the U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program

November 26, 2018 (Framingham, MA) - Framingham High School Principal, Carolyn Banach, has announced that Isabella Petroni, Framingham High School Class of 2019, is one of 10 state finalists, and one of two female state finalists, for The U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program (USSYP).

Isabella Petroni - FHS Senior Finalist for the US Senate Youth Scholarship Program

Senate President Karen Spilka's office endorsed Ms. Petroni’s application to take the qualifying exam. Ms. Petroni is one of 15 Juniors and Seniors who were appointed by Massachusetts Senate President Karen Spilka as a delegate on her Student Advisory Council for the 2018-19 year. Ms. Petroni has been a member of the Framingham Homework Center’s Youth Advisory Council since its inception in 2012 and is a member of Model United Nations at Framingham High. Ms. Petroni plans to study international relations, with an emphasis on energy, environmental, and natural resources policy in college.

The 10 finalists interviewed and wrote an essay at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on November 6th. Two delegates will be selected from the 10 finalists to represent Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate youth program. Two $10,000 college scholarships will be awarded to the 2 delegates. Each delegate will receive their scholarship during an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. March 2-9, 2019, where they will meet with the Massachusetts Senate delegation and other government leaders.

The U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program is a nationwide college scholarship program, designed to promote student leaders' awareness, participation and interest in government. Administered by the individual states, it is funded by the Hearst Foundation. The US Senate Youth Scholarship Program in Massachusetts uses a qualifying exam as the initial step for the scholarship. USSYP is open to students currently enrolled as a high school junior or senior in a Massachusetts public, charter or private school; irrespective of nationality, race, color, creed, first language, sex, sexual orientation or financial need. Students are eligible for the program provided they have not previously been a delegate and are currently serving in an elected or appointed position in student government or a civic or educational organization where they are representing the entire student body. Eligible students must register to take the qualifying exam.

About Framingham High School
Framingham High School (FHS) provides students with a comprehensive, challenging, and diverse learning environment, which enables students to become successful members of the global community. Framingham High School focuses on several core values including: Individual Responsibility & Accountability; Collaboration & Civic Involvement; Academic Excellence; Respect, Honest, & Integrity; and Exploration & Development of Personal Interests. For news, updates, and announcements, follow Framingham High School (@FraminghamHighSchool) on Facebook and (@FHSFlyers) on Twitter.

About Framingham Public Schools
The mission of the Framingham Public Schools is to educate each student to learn and live productively as a critically-thinking, responsible citizen in a multicultural, democratic society by providing academically challenging instructional programs taught by highly-qualified staff and supported by comprehensive services in partnership with our entire community. For news, updates, and announcements, follow Framingham Public Schools (@FraminghamPS) on FacebookTwitter, and (@framinghamschools) on Instagram. You can also join the conversation using #FraminghamSchools. 

Principal Banach