Morgaan Jessel, a communications student at the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, will be one of two students from Florida to serve as a delegate to the 53rd Annual United States Senate Youth Program set for March 7-14 in Washington, D.C.
Jessel, a senior from Wellington, is president of her senior class, president of the Dreyfoos Speech & Debate Team and a member of U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch’s Congressional Youth Cabinet. She volunteers at the Palm Beach County Youth Court and has served as a Girls State delegate and Girls Nation senator.
Each year, the competitive merit-based program brings 104 of the most outstanding high school students — two from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity — to Washington, D.C. for a week-long study of the federal government to help instill within the student delegates a more profound knowledge of the American political process.
Transportation and all expenses for Washington Week are provided by the Hearst Foundations. In addition to the program week, the Hearst Foundations provide each student with a $5,000 undergraduate college scholarship with encouragement to continue coursework in government, history and public affairs.