SIOUX FALLS | Two South Dakota high school students have been selected to this year's U.S. Senate Youth Program in Washington.

U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson says Samantha Beck of Pierre and Elizabeth Renner of Crooks were selected for the program. The two students will travel to the country's capital March 9 to 16 to study the American governing system.

Beck is a TF Riggs High School student. She is a member of the Student Council, Student Senate, Future Business Leaders of America and is the editor of her school newspaper, among other things.

Renner is a West Central High School student. She is a member of the Student Council, National Honor Society, All State Choir, concert, marching, jazz and pep bands, among other things.

The two also receive a $5,000 college scholarship.

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