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Students picked as delegates for Boys, Girls State
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The 2013 delegates to American Legion Boys State and Girls State have been selected to represent Warren County High School.
Girls and Boys State is a leadership and citizenship training program offered to young men and women. From the moment the students arrive, they are part of a community where they form and run a mock government by meeting, living and working with leaders from across the state.
The programs are designed to provide opportunities to practice good citizenship and leadership and instill a sense of pride in our state and country. Students may put into actual practice the theories of government through participation in city and state government as organized as a mythical 51st state.
American Legion Boys State continues to be a leading training ground for tomorrow’s leaders from the local to the national level. Boys State provides practical experience for young men in dealing with the challenges of government as it operates in Tennessee.
The boys are sponsored by American Legion Post 173. They are attending Boys State this week at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville.
Boys State delegates are Trevor Crawford, Drew Davidson, John Ewton, Ben Gawel, Lance Kelley, Newby Parton and Salem Wanamaker. Selected as alternates are Tyler Cantrell, Brock Fariss and Micah Martin.
The girls are sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary and McMinnville Rotary. This year, for the first time, two additional girls will be able to attend Girls State due to the sponsorship of two local women, Lisa Davidson and Kay Foster.
The girls are attending Girls State this week at Lipscomb University in Nashville.
Girls selected as delegates are Graylin Brock, Kayla Brown, Lesley Sweeton and Lauren Wilson. Alternates are Maxine Bouldin and Elizabeth Oxley.