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Northeast Times | October 22, 2021

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Byron Nelson’s Kwame Ambaah named alternate in Youth Senate Program

Byron Nelson’s Kwame Ambaah named alternate in Youth Senate Program

The Texas Youth Senate Program has named Byron Nelson High School’s Kwame Ambaah as its second alternate, placing the senior among the top four individuals in the program.

Student senators from all 50 states in the United States Youth Senate Program are selected by members of the National Association of Secondary School Principals and their state branches. Senators are also selected from the District of Columbia and Department of Defense Office of Dependents Schools.

To qualify for the program, students must actively serve in an elected capacity in an approved student government, civic or educational organization. Kwame has served as a class president and member of the Byron Nelson Student Council as well as a representative to the Texas Association of Student Councils. He also serves in other school organizations, such as National Honor Society.

Kwame is just the second Northwest ISD student represented in the program in the past decade. Sachin Gupta, a former Byron Nelson student, served as a state senator during the 2013-14 school year and was an alternate the previous school year.