Glendale Student Headed to U.S. Senate Youth Program

By Erica Copeland

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Amira Chowdhury of Glendale Unified School District will serve as a delegate in the U.S. Senate Youth Program. State Superintendent Tom Torlakson announced his appointment of Chowdhury in a press release last month.

Nominated for her outstanding achievements inside and outside of the classroom, Chowdhury will be one of 104 student delegates to travel to Washington D.C. this March. Torlakson also announced that Chowdhury’s Northern California regional counterpart, Samuel Goidell from Davis, California will also represent the state as a delegate.

Chowdhury is an active and high-achieving Junior at Herbert Hoover High School. This year, Chowdhury serves as the Junior Class President at Hoover High. But her resume also boasts a plethora of other school leadership positions including Founder/President of the Political Club, President of Debate Club, and membership to the National Honor Society. When she attends college, Chowdhury plans to double major in political science and economics in the hopes of becoming a law professor or legislator.

Founded in 1962, the U.S. Senate Youth Program grants high school students interested in public service careers a unique opportunity to be on the front lines of government action. From March 7-11, Chowdhury and her peers will convene in Washington D.C. to meet our nation’s political leaders and hear addresses and briefings on our country’s most pressing policy issues.

Erica Copeland is a Development and Community Relations Officer for the West Angeles and Enrichment Program.