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.