WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) met last week with Thomas Imhoff of Twinsburg, Autumn Jocas of North Canton, and Gray Miller of Canton – representatives of The American Legion’s Boys Nation/Boys State and The American Legion Auxiliary’s Girls Nation/Girls State. The students, along with another representative from Ohio, attended Brown’s weekly coffee with constituents during their visit to Washington, D.C. for a national convention.
“It was an honor to meet with Mr. Imhoff, Ms. Jocas, and Mr. Miller,” Brown said. “These bright young students exemplify the intelligence and drive fostered at Ohio schools. I hope they continue to pursue their passion for government and join 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.