Texas High Senior John Thomas Borowitz was one of two students selected to represent Texas as a delegate to the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP). The program, will be held in Washington, D. C. March 4 – 11, 2023. Borowitz will also receive a $10,000 college scholarship from the USSYP.
The USSYP was founded in 1962 through Senate Resolution. 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 a highly competitive merit-based selection process at the state departments of education nationwide. Qualified high school juniors or seniors must demonstrate leadership by serving in elected or appointed positions representing a constituency in student government, education, public affairs, and community service organizations. They must be actively serving in qualified leadership positions.