PTC star student selected as delegate for Boys Nation

Wed, 08/22/2007 - 10:25am
By: The Citizen

McIntosh High School senior Brian Huefner, 18, was one of 98 high school student representatives throughout the United States chosen to attend The American Legion Boys Nation held July 20-28 in Washington, D.C. He is one of two delegates selected from Georgia based on leadership skills, academic record and activity at American Legion Boys State.

The American Legion Boys Nation program provides a week of government training in Washington, D.C, comprised of lectures and forums with visits to federal agencies, institutions, memorials and historical sites. Valuable experience of the political process is gained through the organization of party conventions, the introduction and debate on bills and resolutions and the election of an American Legion Boys Nation president and vice president.

Each American Legion Boys Nation delegate represents his home state as a “Senator.” The Senators caucus at the beginning of the session and organize into committees and conduct hearings on bills, allowing delegates to learn the proper methods and regulations followed by the U.S. Senate. In addition, federal legislators, representatives of national distinction, traditionally including President George W. Bush, participate in the activities at The American Legion Boys Nation Program. Former graduates of the program include former President Bill Clinton and U.S. Senator Max Baucus, MT.

Huefner was sponsored by the American Legion Fayette County Post 105, located in Fayetteville, Ga. Post 105 is a long-time supporter of both the American Legion's Boys State and Girls State programs and is proud to have one of their delegates this year to Boys State selected to attend Boys Nation. Huefner's father, John Huefner, is also a member of Post 105.

Huefner is an active student at McIntosh. He is a three year varsity letterman in two sports (cross country and lacrosse), president of the school’s National Honor Society, president of the Beta Club and maintains a 4.0 GPA. In addition to his activities in school, Huefner is co-president of the Fayette County Youth Council, has over 100 volunteer hours at Piedmont/Fayette Hospital, is a counselor for Heart of Passion, a cancer camp for teens, has helped build a home for a family in Juarez, Mexico with First Presbyterian Church and is an Eagle Scout.

Huefner is the son of John and Penny Huefner of Peachtree City, Ga.

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