By being on this site, you are aware of the Boys State program. You might not be aware that there is a Boys State across the country. There is also a Boys Nation program where two Senators from each Boys State go to represent their state. The Boys Nation program is very similar to the Boys State program, except focused on government at the federal level. Each year two Senators and two alternates are chosen. This year’s Senators are Russell McCormic of Bloomington and Kuzivakwashe Zhou of Peoria. The alternates chosen this year are Doug McKissick of Naperville and Kevin Mallady of Danville.