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Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 14, 2003


Department of State to Welcome Local High School Students for Job Shadow Day

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The Department of Stateís Office of Civil Rights will welcome local Hispanic high school students to participate in a job shadow day on October 16 as part of the Departmentís celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. This event marks the first time the State Department will sponsor a job shadow day specifically for Hispanic high school students.

The high school seniors and juniors will shadow State Department officials and learn about their duties and responsibilities. Deputy Secretary of State Richard L. Armitage along with other high-level department officials will serve as mentors to the students.

Assistant Secretary of State for the Office of Civil Rights, Barbara S. Pope and Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Roger F. Noriega, will speak to the students about the importance of having a diverse workforce and about the Foreign Service. The Departmentís Hispanic Recruitment Coordinator, Harvey Issa, will speak to the students about internships and other student program opportunities available at the Department.

Honor roll students from the Caesar Chavez Public Charter High School in the District of Columbia, Wakefield High School in Arlington County, and Colonel Zadok Magruder High School in Montgomery County will participate in the job shadow day.

For further information, please contact Carmen G. Cantor, Office of Civil Rights at (202) 647-9989.

Released on October 14, 2003

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