The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has clarified that both juniors and seniors, who meet other requirements of the program, are eligible to apply to serve as delegates from Arkansas to the U.S. Senate Youth Program. In the past, the Department has accepted applications only from seniors in high school. The initial paragraph of Director's Memorandum SI-00-011 should now read as corrected below.
The Director of General Education is privileged to recommend two high school students, either juniors or seniors, to serve as delegates from Arkansas to the U.S. Senate Youth Program. This program is sponsored by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. It provides for an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for one week. Dates of the 2000 Program are March 4 - March 11, 2000. There will be 104 delegates, two from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Schools Overseas.
Please make the appropriate changes in the remaining paragraphs to indicate the eligibility of both juniors and seniors to apply should they otherwise meet qualifications of the program.