Johnson High School Senior Faith Townsend Selected as United State Senate Youth Delegate for Georgia
Hall County Schools is proud to announce that Johnson High School senior Faith Townsend has been selected as a 2021 United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) Delegate for Georgia.
As a USSYP Delegate, Faith is awarded a $10,000 college scholarship and an intensive Washington Week online leadership program involving senators, the president, Supreme Court justices, and other policy makers.
After a rigorous nomination process that includes essays, tests, and interviews, each state selects two exemplary high school students as delegates. Faith is a full IB Diploma senior, President of the JHS National Honor Society, and dedicated to serving her country; she is a candidate for the U.S. Naval Academy.
In her application essay, she writes:
Above all else, I am a patriot. If I am placed in an environment that strips away everything but my life and almost nothing is left of me, patriotism will remain. I will proudly love this country and her Constitution and sacrifice whatever she asks of me against any formidable opposition for the remainder of my life. It was a privilege to be born and raised on this ground I directly associate with freedom. I cannot allow myself to die so privileged on this soil and not give whatever is asked, including my life, to preserve liberty and the power of the Constitution in this country. I have committed myself to leadership, scholarship, and service so that I may be a better naval officer and protector of liberty.
The USSYP is a bipartisan program that began as Senate Resolution 324 in 1962 “to increase young American’s understanding of the interrelationship of the three branches of government, the caliber and responsibilities of federally elected and appointed officials, and the vital importance of democratic decision making not only for America but for people around the world.”