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Six ASHS students chosen to participate in Boys’ State

From STAFF REPORTS

AMERICUS — American Legion Post 558 sponsored six Americus- Sumter High School students to attend Georgia Boys State this year. Georgia Boys State is a “leadership action program” where top rising male seniors are chosen by their school and local American Legion post to partake in a one-week pragmatic government course which is held at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Georgia.
While attending the camp, 300 males learned about the different branches of government within a state by creating a “51st state” which illustrated how a state’s government is run. Students practiced government proceedings by voting, holding elections, running for office (city, county, state), and campaigning. Throughout the day, students had numerous assemblies where various speakers taught Georgia’s government and how it is run.
“Georgia Boys State is a great way to network and meet new people. This camp also teaches leadership, cooperating, working together as a team by using recreational sports, holding meetings, and showing students how to self-govern,” said American Legion Boys State Advisor, Frank Mitchell.
Students attending the one-week camp were Marcus Alford, Joseph Blaisdell- Ndaayezwi, Treyvian Dowell, Noel Perez, Chandler Perry, and Quantavious Warren.