SPASH Senior Named ‘Senate Scholar’
For the City Times
Stevens Point High School senior Mary Siebert has been selected to participate in the Wisconsin State Senate’s “Senate Scholar” program, Senator Julie Lassa (D–Stevens Point) announced on Thursday.
“I was pleased to nominate a bright and active young leader like Mary for this prestigious honor,” Lassa said in an email statement. “I know she’ll take full advantage of this opportunity to get an in-depth look at the legislative process.”
The Senate Scholar Program is an intensive, week-long program at the state capitol in which high school seniors from around the state are introduced to many facets of the legislative process. They meet with legislative support agencies, legislative staff, the governor’s staff, and a supreme court justice, as well as reporters, lobbyists, and University of Wisconsin faculty.
Scholars also staff a floor session of the senate under the direction of the Senate Sergeant at Arms office, and hold a mock hearing on a bill the students have drafted.
Seibert’s accomplishments include being a member of the National Honor Society, serving on the SPASH Student Senate and editing the school yearbook. She has maintained a high grade point average while taking advanced placement courses in psychology, government/politics and world literature/composition. She is the daughter of Richard and Jane Siebert, who live in Stevens Point.
Siebert participated in the Senate Scholar program during the week of February 7 to 12.
Students who are interested in becoming a Senate Scholar can call Senator Lassa’s office at (608) 266-3123 or email her at [email protected]