Mar 09 2018

Shelby Applauds Alabama Students Selected for U.S. Senate Youth Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) attended the 56th annual U.S. Senate Youth Program reception to honor two Alabama delegates, Tristan Mullen of Demopolis and Logan Cobb of Trussville, for outstanding leadership abilities and strong commitment to volunteer work.

 “I am proud that Tristan Mullen and Logan Cobb are representing Alabama in the United States Senate Youth Program,” said Senator Shelby. “As evidenced by their selection into this highly sought-after leadership program, I expect Tristan and Logan will go on to demonstrate their ability to lead with excellence throughout their careers. I feel confident they will continue to succeed in their future endeavors.”

Tristan Mullen is a senior at Demopolis High School and plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in political science. He has held multiple leadership roles throughout his high school career, which include serving as Student Council historian, co-captain of the Scholar’s Bowl team, president of the Tiger Arts Guild, and drum major of the River City Blue Marching Band.

Logan Cobb is a senior at Hewitt-Trussville High School. Following graduation, he plans to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham and pursue a dual major in music and political science and a minor in environmental science. He currently serves as a senior class senator and Scholar’s Bowl team captain, and is a member of his band’s leadership team as well as co-section leader of the clarinets.

The U.S. Senate Youth Program was established in 1962 and serves as an educational opportunity for high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. Two delegates from each state, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity are selected each year to spend a week in our nation’s capital, learning about and experiencing the U.S. federal government. The delegates selected also rank academically in the top one percent of their state among high school juniors and seniors. Additionally, each student selected to participate in the program is awarded a $10,000 scholarship to assist with undergraduate studies at any chosen university.