Vermillion Boys and Girls State delegates for 2012 announced

Girls chosen to represent Vermillion are Meghan Cameron, Allison Heine, Allison Howe, Mackenzie Huber, Epiphany Knedler and Kelsey Meadows. The boys chosen are Collin Bertram, David Day, William Getzin, Mark Helenurm, Christopher Lubbers, Austin Krier, Samuel Pearson and Christian Wasley. William Card is being sponsored by the Alsen Legion.

These are the 2012 Boys and Girls-Staters: (front row) Allison Howe, Meghan Cameron, Kelsey Meadows, Mackenzie Huber, Allison Heine, Epiphany Knedler, (second row) Collin Bertram, Christian Wasley, Austin Krier, Christopher Lubbers, David Day, (third row) Samual Pearson, William Getzin, William Card and Mark Helenurm.

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, and American Legion Post #1and Legion Auxiliary are proud to have these young people represent Vermillion at the 2012 Boys and Girls State Session," said Ray Hofman, Legion Americanism officer

American Legion Boys and 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 and Girls State has been a program of the American Legion and Auxiliary since 1935.

South Dakota Boys and Girls State will run from May 28 to June 2, 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 Civic Council, Eagles Club, Knights of Columbus, Lions, Rotary, Rebekah Lodge, Masons, Incense Lodge and the VFW have helped sponsor the students.

For more information, call Ray Hofman at 624-6457 or by e-mail using

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