Thomas Davies, an incoming senior at Wakeland High School in Frisco, Texas, was recently selected along with 18 other delegates from Frisco ISD high schools and private schools, by American Legion Peter J. Courcy Post 178 to attend Texas Boys State. All actively participated virtually and completed the weeklong educational program of local and state government instruction, to graduate as Texas Boys Statesmen.
Thomas was also selected as a senator from more than 600 Texas Boys State delegates to attend 2021 American Legion Boys Nation in Washington, D.C. He was one of 100 senators selected from more than 20,000 Boys State Statesmen from across the nation.
In Washington, the senators received an education on the structure and function of federal government, introduced legislation, organized party platforms and conventions, and participated in the election of officers. Senators were exposed to the proper method of handling bills according to U.S. Senate rules. The week of government training combined lectures and forums with visits to federal agencies, institutions, memorials and historical spots in and around Washington. During a visit to Capitol Hill, Boys Nation senators also met with elected officials from their home states.