Bryan High School student represents Texas in Washington, D.C.

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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- A Bryan High School student is representing Texas in the nation’s capital.

Caleb Merrell meets with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in Washington, D.C. (Source: Gray DC)

Senior Caleb Merrell is one of two Boys Nation participants from the Lone Star State.

The American Legion program brings 100 high school seniors together for a week-long experience in the nation’s capital.

The program’s director, Scott Wynn, says this is just like a mock congress.

Wynn said, “They kind of run this own little mini government, it’s a very good simulation on how to build a government.”

In addition to the week-long programming, Merrell also visited different D.C. landmarks, and he met Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) on the U.S. Capitol steps.

Merrell said of Cruz, “He was also really kind, asked us what our week was like, kind of like you have. It was just a really personal experience, let us take pictures, selfies, the whole hundred.”

Merrell said the biggest honor in all this was being able to represent Bryan, Texas, a city that he and his family have only lived in for about a year.

He said, “Honor is not a word that could fully cover it. To be so new and to walk into a community and to have outreached arms is a feeling that not many people get to feel and it’s truly a blessing.”

Merrell will return to Texas on Saturday.

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