2 Ga. Students Selected for Senate Youth Program

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ATLANTA (AP) - Two high school students from Georgia have been selected to participate in the 51st annual United States Senate Youth Program.

Eric Beeler, of Johns Creek, and Caitlin Felt, of Elberton, were chosen to be part of the 104 student delegation visiting Washington, D.C. in March to study the federal government. The Senate Youth Program was created in 1962 to increase students' understanding and involvement in government. The program features students who rank in the top one percent of juniors and seniors in their states.

State department of education officials say Beeler, a student at Centennial High School and Felt, a student at Madison County High School, were chosen because of outstanding leadership skills and commitment to volunteerism.

Aside from participating in the program, the two will receive $5,000 college scholarships.

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