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.