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Kamiakin High School's student body president is headed to Washington D.C. Dana Ahmed, a senior, is one of two students from our great state who earned the chance to spend a week in the nation’s capital for the United States Senate Youth Program's Washington Week in March.

She’ll attend meetings and briefings with a wide range of government officials, from members of Congress to the president, plus check out the D.C. sites and learn all about how government works.

She’s also set to receive a $10,000 college scholarship from Hearst Foundations as part of her selection for the youth program.

Dana will join about 100 other student leaders from around the country in D.C., all chosen through a competitive application process. The other Washington student is from the Spokane area.

The United States Senate Youth Program started in 1962 and is sponsored by the U.S. Senate and paid for by The Hearst Foundations.

After Dana graduates from Kamiakin, she hopes to attend University of Washington, Stanford University or Howard University.

“I want to go into medicine or political science, so I’m thinking maybe public health or policy,” she said. “Being chosen for this program is such an honor. It’s so cool to be able to represent my state. I can’t even put it into words."

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