Six Salt Lake area residents have been named to participate in the Congressional Senior Citizen Interns program next month in Washington, D.C.

Rep. Wayne Owens, D-Utah, has selected Anita Seavers, Mr. and Mrs. George Hatch, Margaret Cook, Inge Pedersen and Mary George.The Salt Lakers will join about 200 others from around the country to focus on national issues and the legislative process. The interns will meet in Washington, D.C., May 12-18 for meetings with congressional leaders, administration officials, foreign officials and Washington policymakers.

"This week in Washington provides older Americans with the opportunity to gain practical understanding of how public policy affects their lives," Owens said. "After completion of this program these seniors will be able to take a leadership role in their communities."