Edenfield is nominee in Senate Youth
by Emanuel County Live | November 17, 2004 12:00 am
Tyler Edenfield, Swainsboro High School junior, was recently selected to represent Emanuel County in the U. S. Senate Youth Program competition.
The son of Melissa Durden and Roy Frank Edenfield of Swainsboro, Edenfield was selected for his leadership abilities and activities by a panel of out-of-county judges. He recently competed with nominees from the other school systems in the district in hopes of being named one of two students who will represent Georgia in Washington. State delegates will be selected on the basis of their application, scores on a test given to each system nominee, and an interview. The two students selected to represent Georgia will receive an all expense paid trip to Washington, D. C. They will also be eligible to receive a $2,000 scholarship.
Edenfield currently serves as vice-president of the junior class and as a student council representative. He is active in FBLA, serving as secretary, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Beta Club, Technology Student Association and 4-H Club. Edenfield has served on the Georgia State Teen Advisory Board and is currently employed as the sports reporter for
He participated in the Upward Bound Program at Georgia Southern University last summer. He served on the FBLA Emerging Issues Team that won first place in state competition. He also served as campaign manager for FBLA state and national officer candidates. Edenfield has been nominated for the USAA National Science Awards, National Honor Roll and National Youth Leadership Program. He has been active in the March of Dimes, American Diabetes Association and the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life.
Edenfield hopes to attend the University of Georgia Terry College of Business, majoring in international business with a minor in Spanish.
The U. S. Senate Youth Program was created for outstanding high school students to help broaden their knowledge and understanding of Congress and the legislative process in our nation’s Capitol; to demonstrate the importance of a freely elected legislature in the perpetuation of an effective democratic system of government; and to dramatize in particular the crucial role the Senate performs in the maintenance of our government. The program is sanctioned by the United States Senate and is under the supervision of the Senate Advisory Committee.