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      Nebraska Senators Announce State's Participants for U.S. Senate Youth Program

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      Nebraska Senators Mike Johanns andDeb Fischer announced Thursday that Alex Brechbill of Aurora and Justin Korth ofRandolph were selected as delegates to this year's United States Senate YouthProgram in Washington, D.C., on March 9 – 16.

      "I am proud of these students fortheir academic achievement, dedication to public service and interest in ournation's civic process," Sen. Johanns said. "They are future leaders, and Iknow they will represent Nebraska well during their time in Washington."

      "The Senate Youth Program is awonderful opportunity for students to learn about public policy in our nation'scapital and engage with leaders from around the nation," Fischer said. "Icongratulate Alex and Justin on their selection and am pleased Nebraska will beso well represented in the program."

      Brechbill and Korth will join 102students from across the country to learn more about the American politicalprocess. They will visit with congressional leaders, a Supreme Courtjustice and the President as well as agency officials, ambassadors andinfluential members of national media.

      The program also includes a $5,000college scholarship provided by The Hearst Foundation for Brechbill and Korth.

      Studentsselected for this program must be high school juniors or seniors whodemonstrate outstanding leadership abilities, a strong commitment to volunteerwork and rank academically in the top one percent in their state. For moreinformation on this program, contact Ms. Carol Wipf at (402) 471-2446 or carol.wipf@nebraska.gov, or visit www.ussenateyouth.org.

      Courtesy- Sen. Mike Johanns

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