Jerome senior honored with scholarship and trip to Washignton D.C.

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JEROME, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) Jenae Swenson is one of 104 students nationwide to be heading to Washington D.C. as a representative of the United States Senate Youth Program.

Jenae a senior at Jerome High School along with Keegan Wolfe of Rexburg will represent Idaho in Washington D.C. from March 3-10.

Jenae was one of the highest scorers on a state wide history test which allowed to her complete the essay portion of the scholarship offered by The Hearst Foundation, as well as being recommended by her school principal.

She and Wolfe were the Idaho winners accepting a $10,000 scholarship and a fully funded trip to the nation's capital.

"I'm also really excited to meet the President of the United States. And I know that there's people, and not everyone likes him but it's still such an influential office and to be able to meet someone I probably would never have the opportunity to meet,” Jenae Swenson said.

While in D.C. she is excited to tour the monuments and interact with politicians.

The U.S Senate Youth Program was created by a senate resolution in 1962 to allow young Americans to have a week-long intensive study of the federal government.