It is our pleasure to announce that MSM senior, J. Michael Bond, has been selected as one of Oklahoma's two delegates to the US Senate Youth Program! In March, he will visit Washington, DC, where he will have the opportunity to meet with the delegates from the other 49 states, visit with Oklahoma's Congressional delegation, and see our national government in action.
The program is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. As a delegate, J. Michael will hear major policy addresses by Senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies, meet the President at the White House, and participate in a meeting with a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
All transportation, hotel, and meal expenses will be provided by The Hearst Foundation. In addition, each delegate will also be awarded a $5,000 scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.
J. Michael is the second student in Mount St. Mary history to receive this honor, following John Teague in 2015. Notable alumni of the program include two current U.S. Senators, Governor Chris Christie, Karl Rove, and Oklahoma's own Robert Henry. I cannot imagine a better student than J. Michael to represent our school and the state of Oklahoma in our nation's capital. An incredibly bright young man of integrity, he will go far in life, and someday he will be on the list of "Distinguished Alumni" of this program.
Way to go, J. Michael! Rocket Pride!