Noel Sims, a senior at Columbia River High School, is a nominee for the U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship award. She was selected by the Association of Washington School Principals during a leadership camp last summer.

Next, Sims will complete an interview process for a chance to receive a $10,000 scholarship and represent Washington state in Washington, D.C., next spring. Nominees must demonstrate strong rhetorical and communication skills and show a broad understanding of local, national and international events.