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Texas Student Elected Vice President of the 2018 American Legion Boys Nation


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

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