The American Legion Boys Nation (image courtesy The American Legion's website, legion.org)
Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Irmo High School senior Cory Alpert will represent South Carolina in Washington, D.C. later this summer.
Alpert was chosen as one of two state delegates, or "senators," for the American Legion Boys Nation gathering in D.C. spending a week learning the structure and function of federal government.
Alpert was picked based on his leadership skills, academic record, and his activity at American Legion Boys State, and will attend lectures and forums focused on the political process.
The Boys Nation is designed to provide students with a practical view of American government, along with visits to a broad range of federal agencies, institutions, and memorials. During the week-long program, the "Senators" will participate in a caucus, conduct hearings on bills, organize committees, and elect a Boys Nation President and Vice President.
Alpert will join 97 other "Senators" from around the country at Marymount University in Arlington, VA, with daily trips to Washington, D.C. the 3rd week in July.