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LHS Senior selected for United States Senate Youth Program

Bismarck, ND – Bismarck Public Schools would like to congratulate Sydney Ebach for being selected as one of two United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) recipients from North Dakota for 2021. Selection criteria for the program are based upon leadership abilities demonstrated by applicants when serving in an elected or appointed student office. 

Sydney will attend “Washington Week” in March as part of the program, where she will have an opportunity to collaborate with other USSYP recipients and meet United States Senators and other government officials. Along with this experience, Sydney has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship to apply to her undergraduate expenses.  She plans to attend Bridgewater College in Virginia with a major in pre-law studies. Sydney is a senior at Legacy High School and serves as the President of Legacy’s Historical Society

Sydney is a valued member of the LHS community, a leader among her peers in AVID, and is well known among her teachers for being an outstanding student. Mr. Schmeichel, a social studies teacher at Legacy High School, said, “Sydney deserves this award and recognition a million times for her dedication to rigorous academic study and daily acts of kindness to her teachers and peers. We are so proud of her!”

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Congratulations Sydney!