ROCK SPRINGS – The young men of Rock Springs High School that were selected to participate in the American Legion Boys State program were honored by the Sweetwater County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees Monday night.
As a program of the American Legion, Boys State developed from the concept that youth should be offered a better perspective of the practical operation of government; that the individual is an integral part and equally responsible for the character and success of his government. As such, it is an activity of high educational value, born out of a need for youth training in practical citizenship.
American Legion Boys State is easily classified as a leadership action program where qualified male high school juniors take part in a practical government course designed to develop in the young citizens a working knowledge of the structure of government and to impress upon them the fact that government is just what they make it.
The following students have been selected to attend the upcoming session, which will be held June 3-9, 2017: Jackson Bodnaryk, Jaymin Carroll, Colin Murcray and Clayton Wells