Augusta Prep senior earns prestigious honor, $10,000 scholarship

Augusta Prep senior Mary Margaret Barbee has been selected as one of only two Georgia delegates who will attend the United States Senate Youth Program this spring.  With the selection, Mary Margaret will also receive a $10,000 scholarship.

According to the website, "the United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service.

Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity will participate in a remote learning experience about the work of their national government. Student delegates will hear major policy addresses by senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies, and they will hear from the president of the United States and a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition, each delegate will also be awarded a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science."

To be considered for selection, high school students must be in their junior or senior year. Also, students must hold a qualifying school leadership position. To learn more about the program, please visit the Georgia Department of Education website.
Augusta Preparatory Day School is an independent, college preparatory school serving children ages 2 through Grade 12 from the greater Augusta-Aiken area.