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BGHS juniors to attend Missouri Boys State

Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 1:08 pm

The American Legion Post #370 recently announced that Joseph Talkington and Thomas Hogue, from Bowling Green High School, will be attending The American Legion Boys State program at Central Missouri University in Warrensburg.

Established in 1938, this prestigious statewide leadership and citizenship training program was developed for high school juniors who have distinguished themselves as leaders in their school.

The 74th session will be held June 15 through 22.

During the eight day program, these highly – distinguished juniors will experience government through a “hands on learning” approach, enhance their leadership skills, and develop an understanding of their rights and responsibilities as citizens.

Using our democratic system as a basis, they will be equipped to construct their own state, utilizing the core values that hold true in our everyday lives. They will be taught the need for competition, the value of public office, and the strength of the individual voice and vote.

By reinforcing and learning these basic
American ideals, these boys will help shape the future of our society. Each boy who actively participates will receive college credit hours, have access to over two million dollars in scholarships made available only to boys who attend Boys State and will have a very valuable experience to include on college applications and job applications.

The American Legion Post #370 of Louisiana, Mo. will be sponsoring these boys in the Boys State Program for local youth.