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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today thanked Fort Hays State University (FHSU) students James Kelly of Elkhart, Kan., and Arin Powers of Mooreland, Okla., for serving as U.S. Senate Interns in his Washington, D.C., office this spring.

“James and Arin have been doing important work for Kansans and gaining valuable experience that will help them in the future.” Sen. Moran said. “I was an intern myself – it’s what got me interested in public service. Our interns continue to prove to me that there are a lot of great individuals across our state who have an interest in making a difference in the lives of others. People like James and Arin give me confidence that good things are going to happen in this country, especially in Kansas, because our kids are growing up to become impressive, hardworking adults.”

Kelly is a 2011 graduate of Elkhart High School and recently received a degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from FHSU. He is joining Sen. Moran’s staff in Washington, D.C., full-time as correspondence director and hopes to further his education by pursuing a joint J.D./M.B.A. degree.

Powers is a 2011 graduate of Mooreland Junior-Senior High School and is in her senior year at FHSU. She will complete a bachelor’s degree in business management, and after graduation hopes to pursue a career in business and attend law school.

During their time working in the United States Senate, Kelly and Powers assisted Sen. Moran with legislative and administrative duties on behalf of the state of Kansas.

Kansans interested in applying for U.S. Senate Internships can learn more by visiting Sen. Moran’s website: