Moore to represent Wyoming at American Legion program in Washington D.C.

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Zane Moore (from right) and Payton Steinmetz stand proud during the Boys State competition. Moore is headed to Washington D.C. July 20-27 to learn more about government and the political process.

Eddie Poe

Government has always been an area of interest for Zane Moore.
An incoming senior at Glenrock High School, Moore’s ability to connect with others and openness to all points of view has presented with him many valuable opportunities as a student. Later this month, another opportunity will take him from Wyoming to the nation’s capital.
Moore was selected as a senator for American Legion Boys Nation in Washington D.C., July 20-27. Boys Nation is an annual American Legion program that includes civic training, leadership development and a focus on Americanism. He was selected by his peers following Boys State last month.
“Considering the fact that I had never met any of the 59 other kids before Boys State, I thought it was pretty neat to be nominated,” Moore said. “I’m pretty excited and honored to represent Wyoming.”
At Boys State, Moore served as the Governor’s Chief of Staff, and was elected Mayor of his city and Speaker of the House.
He was drawn to government at the onset of his time at GHS. And as a people person, he viewed the Boys State experience as a chance to present his leadership skills to his peers.
“I made sure I was one of the standout kids there,” Moore said. “I made sure I knew everyone’s name, where they were from . . .  I felt like making that connection with everyone gave me that step ahead to put myself in a position to where (they) felt I’d be the best person to represent the state at Boys Nation.”
At GHS, Moore has served as student senate president and participated in football, wrestling, track, National Honor Society, SADD, FBLA and FCCLA.
During the eight days at Boys Nation, 98 senators (two from each state with the exception of Hawaii) will learn from a hands-on approach of how the U.S. Senate and the federal government function.
The senators will be divided into two political parties, the Federalists and the Nationalists, each of which will conduct a party convention, set a platform and nominate members for elected offices, including Boys Nation president, vice president and party leaders. Each senator will also write, introduce and debate a bill of his choosing before an appropriate Senate committee and if successful, will be voted on by members of the Senate.
The senators will also have an opportunity to tour the National Mall, including the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam and Korean War Memorial Walls, will present a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery and visit Capitol Hill for meetings with their state’s U.S. senators.
Moore hopes to attend the University of Wyoming to pursue a career as a sales manager. He also hopes to continue his government aspirations in the future as a City Council member or in a similar type position at a more localized level.
While in Washington D.C., he’s eager to experience a wide range of cultures and interact with other like-minded senators from around the country.
“I’m looking forward to broadening my horizon a little bit,” he said. “Going from Glenrock, Wyoming to Washington D.C. is a big transition. I’m looking forward to take all of it in.”


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