• Brownsburg High School senior headed to Washington D.C.

    July 01, 2011 No comments

    A Brownsburg High School senior has been selected to participate in The American Legion Boys Nation program that takes place in Washington D.C.

    Luke Huston is one of 98 high school student representatives throughout the U.S. that will participate in the weeklong training program in the nation’s capitol. The 17 year old is one of two delegates selected from Indiana who were selected based on leadership skills, academic record and activity at American Legion Boys State. The week-long program introduces the senators to the structure and function of the federal government while combining lectures and forums with visitations to federal agencies, institutions, memorials and historical spots in and around Washington, D.C.

    The program is designed to inspire a strong devotion to America while providing a practical view of federal government procedures. Many of the current leaders are Boys Nation Alumni.

    Each American Legion Boys Nation delegate represents his home state as a “Senator.” The “Senators” caucus at the beginning of the session and organize into committees and conduct hearings on bills, allowing delegates to learn the proper methods and regulations followed by the U.S. Senate. In addition, federal legislators, representatives of national distinction, traditionally including U.S. President George W. Bush, participate in the activities at The American Legion Boys Nation Program. Former graduates of the program include former U.S. President Bill Clinton and U.S. Senator Max Baucus of Montana.

     

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