Viola, WI (American U.S Legion) - 17-year-old Daniel Owen Shepard was chosen as a delegate to The American Legion Boys Nation at Marymount University, Arlington, Va.
The program will begin on July 19 and end on July 26 with daily trips to Washington D.C.
The selection process is based on leadership skills and academic record and activity at The American Legion Boys State. Only 1 of 98 high school student representative's throughout the U.S is chosen--as these young men are considered to be the future of politics in the United States. Many of America's great leaders are in fact Boys Nation Alumni, such as U.S. President Bill Clinton and U.S. Senator Max Baucus, MT.
Each student delegate will represent his home state as a "Senator" and will later organize into committees and conduct hearings on bills. Through this hands-on process they will learn about the methods and regulations that the U.S Senate follows.
Federal legislators and representatives of national distinction will also participate in the activities.
The week long program will also include lectures, forums, and visitations to federal agencies and institutions. Students will be further introduced to the structure and function of the federal government through visiting the historical spots around D.C as well as memorials.
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