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Two outstanding Colorado students chosen as delegates for U.S. Senate Youth Program

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

This is a photo of Maia Elizabeth Brockbank of Denver and Tennyson (Tye) Brown-Wolf of Silverthorne, who were chosen to be among the 104 student delegates from around the country to attend the 55th U.S. Senate Youth Program on March 4-11 in Washington, D.C.

Maia Elizabeth Brockbank of Denver and Tennyson (Tye) Brown-Wolf of Silverthorne were chosen to be among the 104 student delegates from around the country to attend the 55th U.S. Senate Youth Program on March 4-11 in Washington, D.C.

Maia Elizabeth Brockbank of Denver and Tennyson (Tye) Brown-Wolf of Silverthorne were chosen to be among the 104 student delegates from around the country to attend the 55th U.S. Senate Youth Program on March 4-11 in Washington, D.C.

Brockbank and Brown-Wolf were selected to represent Colorado by U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner. The competitive merit-based program brings together the country's most outstanding high school students - two from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity -- to participate in an intensive week-long study of the federal government and the people who lead it.

The program's mission is to help instill within the student delegates a profound knowledge of the American political process and a lifelong commitment to public service. In addition to the program week, The Hearst Foundations provide each student with a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship with encouragement to continue coursework in government, history and public affairs. Transportation and all expenses for Washington Week are also provided by The Hearst Foundation. No government funds are used.

Mai attends Denver School of the Arts and serves as an officer on the student council and is also a Denver Public Schools Board of Education student representative. She served as a U.S. Senate page and worked as an intern for Sen. Bennet. In addition, she is active in her school's National Honor Society, International Thespian Society and helped initiate a program to prevent sexual assault in high school. After graduation, Maia plans to major in political science with an emphasis on minority rights. Her dream would be to serve as an advisor to the president on historical trends.

Tye attends The Peak School and serves as the president of the Colorado Student Leader's Institute Student Advisory Board. He has also served as the director of outreach for state Rep. Millie Hamner’s election campaign and was a volunteer for Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid. He is taking accelerated college courses at Colorado Mountain College and the University of Colorado Denver. Tye is captain of both the debate and varsity football teams. Aspiring to work on legislation concerning the direction of domestic financial matters and foreign policy, Tye will pursue a degree in business and economics.

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