LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - On Saturday, the American Legion gave an award to a Mosley High School student, an award, they say they have never given a Bay County student before.
17-year-old Dane Harbison has already completed a life time of achievments.
For his most recent, he recieved the Boys Nation Award from the American Legion Post 356, but first he was a part of the Boys State Program
"Boys State is a program where the youth actually come in, learn about the government, and get to act as part of congress," said Commander of the American Legion Post 356, Kent Hansen.
This award will allow him to no longer act like a part of Congress, but be a part of it in Washington D.C.
"He's gonna debate on the floor of the actual Senate and Congress and be part of, learning how our government actually works," said Hansen.
Dane had to go through a series of interviews and was one of two boys, out of 350 in Florida that was selected for this award.
"They ask you questions about foregin and domestic policy, government, seeing if you know whats really going on in the world," said Dane.
Topics Dane has always been familiar with.
"Ever since I was little, I mean, I've been paying attention to the news and understanding whats going on in the world. I've always love political philosophy, current events, so I guess you could say I was trying out for it from a young age," said Dane
From a young age to now, it doesn't seem like he's ever going to stop surpassing expectations.
Dane will leave for Washington D.C. July 20th.
After that he'll finish up his senior year at Mosley and plans on applying to the Naval, Airforce, and Coast Guard Academies.