WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) met last week with Jessica Waters of Beavercreek, a representative of The American Legion Auxiliary’s Girls Nation/Girls State. Jessica, along with three other American Legion/American Legion Auxiliary representatives from Ohio, attended Brown’s weekly coffee with constituents during her visit to Washington, D.C. for a national convention.
“It was an honor to meet with Ms. Waters,” Brown said. “Bright young students like Jessica exemplify the intelligence and drive fostered at Ohio schools. I hope she continues to pursue her passion for government and joins the next generation of political leaders.”
The American Legion’s Boys Nation/Boys State and The American Legion Auxiliary’s Girls Nation/Girls State programs provide young men and women with insight into the federal government. Each year, two participants are chosen from each state’s program – Boys State and Girls State – to serve as mock Senators and represent the state as “Senators” at the national Boys Nation or Girls Nation convention. Students participate in a mock government, submitting legislation, electing officials, and holding Senate sessions. This opportunity is intended to make students more active participants in the political process.