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By Amber Hayden
BOYCEVILLE — Maxwell Engel, 2017 Boyceville High School graduate, will be headed to Washington D.C. to intern for U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin, beginning in January of 2020.
“This means the world to me and gives me the opportunity to see if I measure up and it is a testament to my educational background and where I grew up,” said Engel.
Engel is currently a junior majoring in Political Science, international relations focus, and minoring in History at the College of Wooster in Wooster, OH. which according to Maxwell is 45 minutes south of Cleveland.
He learned of the opportunity through his advisor and a representative from Syracuse University, and he is one of only 18 scholars who were accepted into the program at Syracuse’s Maxwell School of International Relations in Washington D.C.
During his time in Washington he will be attending classes at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), on top of attending hearings on Capitol Hill and relaying the information he and six others learn back to Senator Baldwin’s staff.
CSIS is a nonprofit policy research organization dedicated to providing strategic insights and policy solutions to help decision makers chart a course toward a better world.
“I want to be a model for students, and show that working hard and focusing on your education can pay off,” Maxwell stated. “Anything is possible.”
Maxwell explained that the internship is highly competitive, and he was fortunate to be the first from his school to be attending. He was made aware he had been selected in mid-October and is looking forward to the opportunity.
He also stated that it gives him the chance to prepare for his senior research project that he will begin next fall and is roughly 100 pages long.