S.S. Seward student selected for American Legion's Boys' Nation

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:51

    FLORIDA-Alexander Arzoumanov, who will be a senior this fall at S. S. Seward Institute in Florida, has been selected as one of only two students from New York State to attend the prestigious Boys' Nation. That gathering, sponsored by the American Legion, will be held at Marymount College near Washington, D.C. Alex, 16, returned recently from Boys' State at SUNY Morrisville as the candidate from Florida's American Legion Post #1250, which picked up all expenses. The trip to Washington will be covered by the National American Legion Headquarters. The well-spoken Seward student was born in Russia and began his education in the first grade at Golden Hill Elementary School. He speaks both Russian and English fluently, is the president of the Student Council, a member of the National Honor Society and is a fixture on the high honor roll. This fall he'll be running cross-country and may also play soccer. In an informal discussion with several members of the local Legion Post, he revealed his plans to study law or business upon graduation from Seward. He also has thoughts of entering the Air Force R.O.T.C. program. His parents are Sergei and Alla who reside in the Village of Florida.