The State of Colorado, American Legion Boys State, Senior Senator Michael Herbert, was elected president of Boys Nation being held in Washington D.C. on Tuesday evening, July 26, 2011. Michael becomes the first Colorado Boys State Senator in the 62 year history the Department of Colorado Boys State program to be elected to this prestigious position.

Michael was a citizen of the City of Green during Colorado’s American Legion Boys State week long program held from the 5th until the 11th of June, 2011 at the CSU Pueblo Campus; and, was elected to represent the 2011 Boys State U.S. Senator by the 160+ citizens attending this year’s program.

As tradition holds, the two senators representing their Boys State program stood together holding their state sign to cast their vote. As soon as all 98 senators announced their vote for both president and vice president, and ballots were tallied, the 2011 Boys Nation winners were announced. In the end, congratulations rang loud for Nationalist Michael Herbert as president and Federalist Ben Attia as vice president.

“It is my honor to be elected 2011 Boys Nation president,” Herbert said. “I look forward to the next three days, getting our bills passed and tackling some of our nation’s prickliest problems. This program is second to none as far as civics, government and service to country go. It’s very exciting to be the leader of this program, to be the president.”

Michael lives in Arvada and attends Mullen High School and was sponsored by Arvada American Legion Post 161 to attend Boys State. He plans on graduating from high school, and then attending West Point to join the Army. His goal in life is to go as far as he can in whatever he does. He wishes that God bless you and the United States of America.