Nation’s capital to host high school students for government instruction

July 21, 2018 by  

Two teens, Norris Blossom and Hayden Tillinger, from Capital High School in Helena, Montana will be participating in the upcoming American Legion Boys Nation in Washington, D.C.

There are two representatives from each of the 49 programs of Boys State in the United States. These two young men participated in the program prior to being selected for American Legion Boys Nation.

They will participate in the Civic Training and Leadership Development program, where they will learn about the structure and various functions of the federal government. They will also be active participants of the entire delegation, organizing themselves into committees, followed by hearings on bills other delegates submit.

There will also be tours of historical sites, memorials, and federal agencies, as well as meetings with the elected officials from their home state on Capitol Hill.

Tillinger expressed his honor at being selected for this program. He hopes to learn as much as he can and educate people in his state about the workings of the federal government. He is looking forward to meeting people from other states and understanding and learning about their different viewpoints and backgrounds.

Printing services could be used for programs such as this one, so the attendees have materials they can take back with them about the topics they learned during such experiences.