State education officials then pick two students as delegates to travel to Washington, D.C. with the program. They'll spend a week in the nation's capital, in early March, learning about how the government works.
Deacon and others will get to meet elected officials like the president and members of Congress.
Students chosen also receive a $10,000 academic scholarship.
"I'm just a little overwhelmed and very, very excited," Deacon said.
"I'm excited to go to D.C. and meet all these elected officials and learn as much as I can," she said.
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