Jasman Singh, a senior student at Hightstown High School, has been selected by the N.J. Department of Education as one of two students who will join Sen. Robert Menendez and Sen. Cory Booker in representing New Jersey in the nation’s capital during the 56th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) Washington Week March 3-10.
He is one of the students selected from among the state’s top student leaders to be part of the 104 national student delegation who will also each receive a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate study.
Jasman serves as Student Council president at HHS. Last year, the Student Council worked in conjunction with Harvard’s Graduate School of Education to fund student-led initiatives to increase kindness in the community. He is also lobbying for a bill that HHS’ AP Government Class drafted and introduced in Congress, HR 1272: Cold Case Records Collection Act.
Jasman spent last summer interning in the office of his U.S. congressional representatives helping resolve constituent services casework. He is also a student member on East Windsor’s Economic Development Committee, where he works to understand small business growth in the community.
He plans to attend Princeton University in the fall of 2018.
The USSYP was created by Senate Resolution 324 in 1962 and has been sponsored by the Senate and fully funded by the Hearst Foundations since inception. The focus of the program is “to increase young Americans’ understanding of the interrelationships of the three branches of government, learn the caliber and responsibilities of federally elected and appointed officials and emphasize the vital importance of democratic decision making not only for America but for people around the world.”