Uxbridge High School Student Admitted to Worcester and Hampden District Fattman Senate Youth Council

UXBRIDGE — Superintendent Michael Baldassarre and Principal Michael Rubin are pleased to share that an Uxbridge High School sophomore has been admitted as a member of the Worcester and Hampden District Fattman Senate Youth Council.

Sophomore student Tavin Hochmuth will be welcomed as a member of the Worcester and Hampden Senate Youth Council (FSYC) during a virtual kick-off meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 5:30 p.m.

Under the direction of Massachusetts State Senator Ryan C. Fattman of Worcester and Hampden County, Hochmuth and student delegates from 19 district towns will meet monthly throughout the Worcester Hampden District, or virtually, to engage in respectful discussion and debate about current events.

Student delegates will attend monthly club meetings, State House visits, bipartisan campaign and speaker series events, and more, where they will have the opportunity to learn more about leadership, volunteerism, activism and politics, civic knowledge and current events.

Members of the FSYC will work with each other, with guest speakers, and with Senator Fattman and his staff to expand their horizons, have meaningful experiences, and create opportunities to further contribute to their community.

To be a member in good standing, students are expected to attend the monthly meetings, share their thoughts and opinions on discussion topics, participate in assigned reading and group projects, and volunteer at least three hours of their time toward community service or political activism.

"Senator Fattman and his office have been loyal supporters and partners to our community," said Principal Rubin. "I'm excited that Tavin will be able to work with him and his staff on areas of policy that matter at the local level."

Students ranging from ninth to 12th grade are selected by Senator Fattman's staff based on merits including their involvement in student government, academics and volunteer work.

In addition to his academic responsibilities, Hochmuth currently serves as crew and stage manager for the Uxbridge High School Drama Club, and as a member of the math club and color guard. During his free time, Hochmuth helps his friends and peers with schoolwork and projects.

"I am very excited to be accepted into this program as I am a big fan of history and how the government works," said Hochmuth. "I am looking forward to working with others and making a difference in this world."