11th Grade Student
Herbert Hoover High School
Amira Chowdhury of Glendale (Los Angeles County), is a junior carrying a 4.28 grade point average at Herbert Hoover High School in the Glendale Unified School District.
She serves as Junior Class President. Her school activities include Founder/President of the Political Club, President of the Distinguished Scholars Academy, President of the Debate Club, Vice President of the Key Club, and membership in the California Scholarship Federation and the National Honor Society. She has volunteered on presidential and city council campaigns, as well as the Los Angeles Kidney Walk and Aids Walk and Relay for Life. She plans to double-major in political science and economics and hopes to someday be a state legislator or a law professor. Chowdhury was recently selected by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson to represent California in the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP), sponsored by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. As part of the program, Chowdhury will spend a week in Washington, D.C. to gain an in-depth view of the Senate and the federal government overall.