Riggleman is Petersburg High School’s national honor society historian, student council president, senior class president and Skills USA president. He plans to pursue a career in criminal justice or politics.
“These students embody what it means to be dedicated to personal, professional and academic development. Each of them is an active member of their school and local community, and they prioritize selfless service to others,” said State Superintendent of Schools Michele L. Blatt. “They have shown exceptional work, and we are fortunate to have them represent the Mountain State at the national level.”
Bryan Cole from Spring Mills High School in Berkeley County and Gavin Bias from Scott High School in Boone County were named 2024 West Virginia alternate delegates.
The USSYP was created in 1962 with the passing of Senate Resolution 324 to inspire generations of high school students to deepen their understanding of American political processes, encouraging them to pursue careers in public service.
To learn more about the USSYP, visit the USSYP website.
For media inquiries, contact Christy Day, West Virginia Department of Education Office of Communications, at 304-558-2699 or Christy.Day@k12.wv.us.