Boys Sate candidates, 4 JANUARY 2017
The American Legion Stuttgart Post 6 announces its Boys State Maryland competition. The winning contestant will be sent to McDaniel College in Westminter, Maryland. The contestant must have successfully completed their Junior year of high school. The program begins on June 17, 2017 and ends on June 25, 2017. For details on what The American Legion Boys State program is and how to apply, please see contact Gary Miller. Parents or guardian will be responsible for providing transportation to and from Frankfurt Airport. The Boys State selectee will depart from Frankfurt Airport on 17 June 2017.
Applications are due by 21 April 2017 to the American Legion Stuttgart Post 6. Completed applications should be given to the School Liason Officer Mr. Holder.
Famous alumni of the Boys State program include Neil Armstrong, Tom Brokaw, Garth Brooks, Robert Griffin III, Bill Clinton, Ron Givens, Alex Gorsky, Mike Huckabee, E. Lynn Harris, Phil Jackson, Mark Wahlberg. Beau Biden, Henson Moore, Lawrence DiCara, Ron Walters, Samuel Alito, Russell Jones, Michael Jordan, Barry Barnes, Jerry West, Rush Limbaugh, Greil Marcus, Roger Ailes, George Pataki, Harry Reid, Brian Lamb, Nick Saban, Tim Cook, Tom Cotton, Eric Greitens, Scott Bakula, Dick Cheney, Michael Dukakis, Roger Ebert, Jon Bon Jovi, Chris Christie, Tom Daschle, Trent Lott, Miles Price.
For additional information on The American Legion Boys State Program go to WWW.LEGION.ORG
Points of contact:
Stuttgart Post 6
Boys State has been a program of The American Legion since 1935 when it organized to counter the Fascist inspired Young Pioneer Camps. The program was the idea of two Illinois Legionnaires, Hayes Kennedy and Harold Card, who organized the first Boys State at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.
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.
High school juniors are selected by local American Legion Posts to attend the program. In most cases, expenses associated with attending this program are paid by a sponsoring American Legion Post, a local business or another community-based organization.
American Legion Boys State is currently conducted in 49 Departments of The American Legion. Hawaii does not conduct a program. As separate corporations, Boys States vary in content and method of procedure, but each and every Boys State adheres to the basic concept of the program - that of teaching government from the township to the state level.
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