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SP Teen Heads to American Legion Boys Nation

Solon Snider of Severna Park is one of two delegates from the state chosen to participate in the program.

Solon Snider, 17, of Severna Park is one of of 98 high school student representatives throughout the U.S. and two from Maryland, chosen to attend The American Legion Boys Nation, according to a news announcement.

The selection is based on leadership skills, academic record and activity at American Legion Boys State.

The American Legion Boys Nation program provides a week of government training in Washington, DC, comprised of lectures and forums with visits to federal agencies, institutions, memorials and historical sites, according to the news announcement.

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, according to the news announcement.

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, DC.  

The program will be held July 20-28 at Marymount University in Arlington, VA, with daily trips to Washington, DC, according to the announcement.

Kim Alfini July 09, 2012 at 01:11 PM
Congratulations Solon. Your achievements never cease to amaze me. I don't know how you manage all your academics, sports, musical achievements and community work and still manage to be a normal, funny, everyday kid. I am confident you will be an excellent representative from MD. You have already done so much for Severna Park.
Amy Leahy July 09, 2012 at 01:56 PM
I know you'll make us all proud, Solon. Hope this is an outstanding experience for you.
Maribel Ibrahim July 23, 2012 at 02:35 AM
Congratulations, Solon! I'm looking forward to hearing about the results of your trip and I'm delighted that you will be representing Severna Park and the state of Maryland at Boys Nation. Way to go!

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