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WASHINGTON -- Arkansas high school students are lending their voices to discussions of federal policies as members of U.S. Sen. John Boozman's Congressional Youth Cabinet.

The program is in its second year and seeks to expose students to the legislative process and opportunities for advocacy and civic engagement, a news release said.

The group of 30 students from all four congressional districts met for the first time in Little Rock on Sept. 21.

"I am pleased to continue this program in Arkansas and bring together young leaders from all corners of the state," Boozman said. "We have an enthusiastic group of students who represent the future of Arkansas so it's a unique and invaluable opportunity for them. I look forward to receiving their feedback on national issues of interest to them and their peers."

The Congressional Youth Cabinet is a nonpartisan initiative that allows students to gain firsthand experience with engaging in the democratic process. Participants will attend several meetings throughout the school year. As part of the program, they will research a national issue they select and present policy solutions and recommendations to Boozman at the final meeting in April in Little Rock.

Students actively involved in their communities and who had demonstrated leadership experience were selected from each of Arkansas's four congressional districts.

The following students selected from the Fourth Congressional District include:

Jack Bunyard, of DeQueen, Joshua Earl, of Jessieville, Camden Jones, of El Dorado, Hayden Rogers, of Magnolia, Kendal Shamel, of Pearcy, and Emilee Webb, of Leola.

School on 09/30/2018

Print Headline: Students named to Congressional Youth Cabinet

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