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Bolling Chosen to Attend American Legion Boys Nation


July 06, 2007

Ketchikan, Alaska - Evan Bolling, 17, a senior at Ketchikan High School has been chosen as one of ninety-eight high school student representatives throughout the United States to attend The American Legion Boys Nation. He is one of two delegates selected from Alaska based on leadership skills, academic record and activity at American Legion Boys State.

The American Legion Boys Nation will take place from July 20-28, 2007 at Marymount University, located in Arlington, Virginia. There will be daily trips to Washington, D.C.

The program provides a week of government training in Washington, D.C, comprised of lectures and forums with visits to federal agencies, institutions, memorials and historical sites. Valuable experience of the political process is gained through the organization of party conventions, the introduction and debate on bills and resolutions, and the election of an American Legion Boys Nation President and Vice President.

Each American Legion Boys Nation delegate will represent 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 President George W. Bush, participate in the activities at The American Legion Boys Nation Program. Former graduates of the program include former President Bill Clinton and U.S. Senator Max Baucus, MT.


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