For Immediate Release

January 19, 2022

 

Senator Chris Kapenga Announces 2022 Senate Scholars

 

[Madison, WI] — Senate President Chris Kapenga announced today that two candidates from the 33rd Senate District have been selected to participate in the 2022 Senate Scholar Program, a week-long intensive program that introduces high school juniors and seniors to the work of the State Senate.

The Senate Scholars representing the 33rd Senate District are:

    • Will Brown from Kettle Moraine High School
    • Kitalya Spencer from Heritage Christian Schools

“This program is a rewarding experience for the best and brightest of Wisconsin’s students. I’m looking forward to meeting with these two students from the 33rd Senate District and giving them a first-hand look at Wisconsin’s legislative process. The experience they acquire here will serve them well in whichever path they choose to go next,” said Senator Kapenga.

The Senate Scholar Program’s rigorous curriculum is two-fold. First, students are introduced to many facets of the legislative process. They meet with legislative support agencies, legislative staff, the Governor’s staff, a Supreme Court Justice, the media, lobbyists, and University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty members. Students then have the opportunity to put what they’ve learned into action. When the Senate is on the floor, the Scholars staff the session under the direction of the Senate Sergeant at Arms’ office.  The week’s events culminate in a Senate Scholar committee hearing on a bill that the students have drafted.