Delegates Chosen For Boys and Girls State

Pictured left to right, front row: E.J. Hancock, Post 137 Chaplain, Lauren Harding, Davis Hendricks, Logan Jones, and Amanda Galloway.  Back row, left to right:  Charlie Long, Post 137 member, Frank Mullinix, Post 137 Financial Officer, Glenn Creselious, Post 137 Commander, and Bill Tant, Post 137 Adjutant.

Pictured left to right, front row: E.J. Hancock, Post 137 Chaplain, Lauren Harding, Davis Hendricks, Logan Jones, and Amanda Galloway. Back row, left to right: Charlie Long, Post 137 member, Frank Mullinix, Post 137 Financial Officer, Glenn Creselious, Post 137 Commander, and Bill Tant, Post 137 Adjutant.

American Legion Post 137 is pleased to announce the 2016 participants for Boys and Girls State.

This year’s participants include, from York Institute: Amanda Galloway, daughter of John W. Galloway, Jr. and Pamela Kissell and Logan Jones, son of Randy and Valerie Jones, and from Clarkrange High School:  Lauren Harding, daughter of Beth Rains and Ty Harding and Davis Hendricks, son of Debbie and Kim Pritchett.

Boys State will begin Sunday, May 22 at Tennessee Tech University’s Memorial Gym in Cookeville, and Girls State will begin a week later, on Sunday, May 29 on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville.

Boys State is sponsored annually by the American Legion and Girls State by the American Legion Auxiliary.  The programs put into practice the theories of Government through actual participation in city, county, and state governments organized as the “Mythical 51st State”

American citizenship is the priceless possession of us all.  America is a free land, and believing that, the principals of democracy as guaranteed by our constitution have made us a great and powerful nation.  The American Legion hopes to assure this freedom to our citizens of future generations.  In order to accomplish this purpose, youth must be trained not only in theory of government, but in its actual practice and operation.

The delegates from Fentress County are sponsored by American Legion Mark Twain Post 137 of Jamestown.