WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aabid Razvi has won the vice-presidential election for the 2018 American Legion Boys Nation at Marymount University.
“I just want to set some records, see if we can pass the most legislation. And not just pass the most legislation, get the best legislation we can to pass and make The American Legion proud,” said the College Station, Tex., native.
Boys Nation, a signature program of the nation’s largest veterans’ service organization, provides an intensive week-long, hands-on education in American politics and the legislative system for a select group of high school students each year.
“I’m just thrilled to get the opportunity. There’s 100 of the most qualified kids in the nation here, and to be given the opportunity to be the vice president, to be able to run the Senate, and to be one of the top representatives of The American Legion is just an honor,” Razvi said.
An incoming senior at A&M Consolidated High School, Razvi hopes to pursue a career as a cardiac surgeon while also using his skills in public speaking and software development to improve the medical field.
Two representatives from each of the 50 Boys States represent their home state or, in the case of the District of Columbia, their district as a senator. The senators caucus at the beginning of the session, organize into committees and conduct hearings on bills, allowing delegates to learn the proper legislative procedures according to the U.S. Senate. Activities include mock party conventions, legislative elections, debates, speeches and visits to Capitol Hill and other historical sites. Delegates will also visit the offices of their state’s respective members of Congress and present bills of their own creation.
Since Boys Nation began in 1946, a number of its graduates have been elected to public office, including presidents, congressmen, state governors and state legislators.
Photos of Razvi at Boys Nation are available at http://elvis.legion.org:8080/?w=2Sz3oBt.