***image1***Ramstein American High School senior Jackson Knox, (at right) is hoping for an opportunity to go to Washington D.C. and see firsthand how the government operates.
Jackson entered the U.S. Senate Youth Program competition in October and was recently chosen as the Kaiserslautern district winner.
The contest, which is sponsored by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, provides high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to participate in activities centered on the functions of the U.S. government. The local competition includes a rigorous written exam and an oral interview. “I was very relieved and grateful that the judges decided to have me represent the KMC,” said Jackson, who is senior class president. Jackson now competes at the Department of Defense Dependent Schools level. That winner will receive a weeklong trip to Washington D. C. to visit such places as Congress, the Supreme Court and the Pentagon. Winners also receive scholarship money.
(Courtesy of RAHS)