U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich with LAHS student Miriam Wallstrom. Courtesy photo
From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined Wednesday evening in honoring Miriam Wallstrom of Los Alamos and Aaron Braddock of Carlsbad at a reception celebrating their acceptance into the prestigious United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP).
Funded by The Hearst Foundation, the United States Senate Youth Program allows high school students to gain an in-depth understanding of the American political process, while strengthening their passion for a career in public service.
“It’s always a pleasure to meet New Mexico students like Aaron and Miriam who want to utilize their skills for the common good. With young up-and-coming leaders like them working for the betterment of our communities, I know that our country’s outlook remains bright,” Sen. Heinrich said. “I hope this incredible opportunity to see our democracy and systems of government up close will instill in them a lifelong commitment to public service, and I look forward to seeing all that they accomplish.”
Wallstrom attends Los Alamos High School and serves as president of LAHS’s Key Club. She is a National Merit semifinalist, a member of the National Honor Society, a German National Exam gold medal winner, as well as the leader for the National History Day competition. Wallstrom has an interest in history and said she may explore opportunities to serve in an elected office in the future.