Six Local Delegates Are Selected For American Legion Boys and Girls State

Six local high school juniors from Clarkrange High School and York Institute have been chosen to represent Fentress County at the American Legion Boys State and Girls State, to be held later this month. Front row, left to right: Ethan Davis, Alexandria Branstetter and Isacc Sandoval from Clarkrange High School and Rachel Day, Sochon West, and Tanner Fowler from York Institute. Back row, left to right, American Legion Post 137 representatives Donal Williams, John Hyder, Frank Mullinix, and Bill Tant.

Six rising high school seniors from Fentress County will be joining others from across the state later this month in Cookeville and Nashville for the American Legion Boys State and Girls State.

The American Legion Boys State, which will be held May 21-27 at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students.  It is a participatory program where each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government.

At American Legion Boys State, participants are exposed to the rights and privileges, the duties and the responsibilities of a franchised citizen.  The training is objective and practical with city, county and state governments operated by the students elected to the various offices.  Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, chorus, and recreational programs.

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