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Allen Duggar


After a grueling application process, Allen Duggar, a senior at Catholic High School (CHS), was chosen to represent Louisiana at the 2018-19 United States Senate Youth Program. Allen joined Louisiana senators Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy as one of the state’s two delegates in Washington, DC, for the annual program.

Sponsored by The Hearst Foundations, the program provides a $10,000 scholarship for each of the student-delegates.

“Senate Youth was truly the experience of a lifetime,” Allen says. “The two definite highlights for me were having the opportunity to ask       [Supreme Court Chief Justice] John Roberts about judicial precedent and just meeting the other delegates. Seeing such intelligent and driven people, who are my age, and having the opportunity to debate, rant and learn with them was incredible.”

Allen is also a musician who plays guitar and piano, and he is president of the CHS band. He is vice president of the Youth and Government Club, historian and co-founder of the Quiz Bowl Team, and an Eagle Scout. He is even a National Merit Semifinalist for 2019 and received AP Scholar with Distinction recognition from The College Board.

Allen has recently decided to attend the College of Charleston as a William Aiken Fellow and a Harry and Reba Huge Scholar. “I’m planning to study English and maybe do a double major with history and then law school after that,” he says. 

Whether honing his political chops, playing music, or acing his classes, Allen is definitely one amazing kid.

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30 Apr 2019


By Mari Walker

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