People in the News

People in the news 7.13.18

ALLEN D. EL, a rising senior at The Gregory School, was chosen from among 250 people to serve as one of two American Legion of Arizona Boys State primary delegates to American Legion Boys Nation in Washington, D.C., later this month. In D.C., acting as Boys Nation senators, the delegates will caucus, organize into committees and conduct hearings on bills submitted by program delegates. Delegates learn the proper method of handling bills, according to U.S. Senate rules. If passed, a bill will go to President Trump’s desk to show him what the youth senators worked on. The week of government training also includes lectures, forums and visits to federal agencies, memorials and historical sites. On Capitol Hill, Boys Nation senators meet with elected officials from their home states. They also meet with the president if he is available. Since Boys Nation began in 1946, a number of its graduates have been elected to public office, including a president, congressmen, state governors and state legislators.