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JCPS student to go to DC as part of American Legion's Boys Nation Program

Gil Hernandez (Source: WAVE 3 News) Gil Hernandez (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – One Jefferson County Public School student received a prestigious honor.

Butler High School student Gil Hernandez will head to the American Legion's Boys Nation Program.

Hernandez will leave for Washington D.C. on Friday for a week-long trip focused on the structure and function of federal government.

“It’s unbelievable. I never in my life thought of doing anything like this. It is the biggest thing I’ve done in my life up to right now,” Hernandez said.

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During his trip, he will tour the White House and meet with Kentucky's elected officials.

Hernandez said he hopes to have a career in politics one day.

Out of 25,000 students, only 98 were chosen for the trip.

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