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David Michael Zumbach, a senior at Ansbach High School in Germany, and Kara Lynn Elder, a senior at Bitburg High School, also in Germany, have been named as the Department of Defense Education Activity’s delegates to the 2007 United States Senate Youth Program, according to a DODEA news release.

Zumbach is the son of David and Anita Zumbach. He is the student body president, captain of the football and soccer teams, and a member of the National Honor Society and the Junior ROTC program.

Elder, the daughter of Gerald and Tamara Elder, is the student council representative, member of the Model United Nations, Advisory Council, Pep and Concert Band, and Foreign Language Club.

The U.S. Senate Youth Program was endorsed by the U.S. Senate in 1962 and sponsored by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. It will bring high school students to Washington, D.C., from March 3-10, 2007, for a brief on-site introduction to the functions of the federal government and, in particular, the United States Senate, the DODEA release stated.

Qualifying as first and second alternates for DODEA are Andrew Garrett Hepler, a senior at Vicenza High School in Italy, and Aimee Hildenbrand, a senior at Taegu American High School in South Korea.


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