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Senator awarded Harvard fellowship

Senator Justin Chenette is headed to Harvard University this summer after being awarded a full ride fellowship.

Chenette, who is serving his second term representing Saco, Old Orchard Beach, Hollis, Limington, and Buxton in the Senate, will attend the Senior Executives in State & Local Government program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government in July.

The three-week intensive leadership development program is designed for all senior-level state and local government officials. The goal is to hone skills and further the leadership potential of accomplished individuals from across the United States.

“This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enhance my leadership, teambuilding, policy, and communication skills from colleagues around the country,” said Chenette. “All the best practices I learn at Harvard will be directly applied to my work in the legislature to better serve our community and state.”

The fellowship, worth $16,500, is provided by the David Bohnett Foundation and the Victory Institute. Sen. Chenette is one of only 6 recipients nationwide to be awarded a full ride scholarship.

Read full story at Biddeford-Saco-Oob Courier.