Boyd Christian School selected two delegates and one alternate to represent the school at the recent American Legion Boys State and Volunteer Girls State. Over 600 boys and 560 girls were picked to represent their schools in the week-long programs.
The boys delegate was Parker Alan Warren, son of Brent and Misty Warren. He was sponsored by the American Legion Post 173. Warren attended Boys State at Tennessee Tech University.
Hunter Garrett Hobbs was chosen as Boyd’s alternate. He is the son of Troy and Stephanie Hobbs.
Madison Brooke Todd, daughter of Jason and April Todd, was chosen as Boyd’s Girls State delegate. She was sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary and McMinnville Rotary. She attended Girls State on the campus of Lipscmob University.
“It was a lot of fun. I was afraid it might be boring. I didn’t know what to expect. But, it was fun and I learned a lot,” said Todd.
Girls and Boys State are leadership and citizenship training programs offered to young men and women. Delegates become part of a community where they form and run a mock government by meeting, living with, and working with leaders from across the state.
During the week, participants learn government by running a mock 51st state, named Boys State and Girls State. They organize political parties and establish city, county and state governments by election, complete with primaries and political campaigns.
Both programs are designed to provide opportunities to practice good citizenship and leadership and instill a sense of pride in our state and country.