Vermillion American Legion Post #1 and Legion Auxiliary announce the selection of delegates for Boys & Girls State 2011. Girls chosen to represent Vermillion are Kelly Amundson, Ellie Glover, Lexi Regnerus, Valerie Robinson, Jenny Sun and Kristina Zalud.
The boys chosen are Mitchell Ellison, Paul May, Caleb Miller and Brenden Roizola. Andrew Kost is being sponsored by the Alsen Legion. These young people have demonstrated very definite leadership skills in their school and community activities and each has earned a scholastic ranking that places them in the upper third of their class.
During the selection process, all delegates demonstrated outstanding qualifications in character, honesty, service, and initiative, said Ray Hofman, Legion Americanism officer, and American Legion Post #1and Legion Auxilliary are proud to have these young people represent Vermillion at the 2011 Boys & Girls State Session.
American Legion Boys & Girls State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students. It is a participatory program where each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county, and state government. Boys & Girls State has been a program of the American Legion & Auxilliary since 1935.
South Dakota Boys & Girls State will run from May 30 to June 3 and will be held on the campus of Northern State University for the boys and University of South Dakota for the girls.
Donations from the Eagles Club, Lions, Rotary, Rebekah Lodge and Masons have helped sponsor the students.
For more information, please call Ray Hofman at 624-6457 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org