Morning dawned with much needed rain in the D.C. area, but as the staff began their trek to the airport to begin picking up delegates, the excitement mounted, brightening an otherwise gloomy morning. The year had sped by fast since the last group of delegates had passed through the halls of Marymount University and soon a new group of 98 young men would enter the doors to begin this week that indeed is a week that shapes a lifetime !
The delegates are divided into four sections: Adams, Jefferson, Madison, and Washington and are quickly introduced to their senior and junior counselors, had their photos taken, rooms assigned and attended their first section meetings. Their first evening wraps up with party receptions and the popular ice cream social.
Even with the excitement of starting the week, all know that the following days will be jammed packed and sleep will be at a premium with dawn coming quickly. The 66th session of Boys Nation had officially begun !