North High student selected for D.C. program
Two Iowa students have been selected to participate in the 56th annual U.S. Senate Youth Program to be held March 3-10 in Washington, D.C. Robert Nishimwe of Des Moines and Sibani Sri Ram of Dubuque were selected to be members of the 104-student delegation participating in Washington Week. The delegates were selected by a committee at the Iowa Department of Education. Nishimwe attends North High School in Des Moines and is president of the National Honor Society. Ram is in Model United Nations and several community fundraising efforts. In addition to the all-expenses-paid program week, each delegate receives a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship with encouragement to continue coursework in government, history and public affairs.