Anna Bryner, a senior at Carbon High School, was one of two students from the State of Utah to be awarded the prestigious U.S. Senate Youth Program Scholarship on Friday, Nov. 14.
Bryner competed in Salt Lake City against other high school students from across the state. At the competition, students gave an extemporaneous speech and participated in round table discussions on current political issues. In addition, Bryner was judged on her portfolio of academic achievement and awards, service and student leadership.
As a U.S. Senate Youth Program delegate, Bryner will travel to Washington, D.C. in March with other delegates from across the country to participate in Washington Week, where she will get to meet the President, Senate leaders, a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, cabinet members and heads of government agencies. In addition, she will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship toward her undergraduate studies. The scholarship and all expenses for Washington Week will be paid for by the Hearst Foundations. The Senate Youth Program was established by a formal Senate resolution in 1962.
Bryner currently serves as the student representative to the Carbon School District Board of Education. She has participated in the National History Fair for the last three years, taking eighth place nationally in 2013 for her project on Radio Free Europe. Bryner is the sterling scholar nominee for Carbon High School in social studies. She also writes for ETV 10 News.