(U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) meets with New Mexico's United States Youth Senate Program delegates, March 6, 2019.)
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 6, 2019) – Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) met with and congratulated New Mexico’s two student delegates for the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP), Katherine Broten of Farmington and David Fillmore, Jr. of Alamogordo.
Katie Broten, a senior at Piedra Vista High School, serves as the Student Body president, and has volunteered at San Juan Medical Foundation, Pinon Hills Community Church, and for the San Juan Democratic Party. Katie has been part of the Mayor's Teen Advisory Council and New Mexico Public Education Department's Student Leadership Network as well as being a representative of Better Angels Debate Society. She runs both track and cross country for her high school and she has received many awards including being named 'Best Debater' by the National History Academy and the 'Women's History Award' from the New Mexico Department of the Humanities.
David Fillmore, a senior at Alamogordo High School, serves as the secretary of New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Student Council. He is the founder and managing director of the nonprofit organization Multicultural Idea Exchange World Initiatives. He serves as the senior patrol leader for Boy Scouts of America Troop 127, and has been recognized as an Eagle Scout and a member of the Order of the Arrow. Subsequent to his participation in the New Mexico Boys State, he was awarded the American Legion Prospero L. Sanchez Scholarship and the Eastern New Mexico University Presidential Talent Award. David has dedicated his time as a precinct captain for the Steve Pearce for governor campaign.