Local delegates for Girls & Boys State selected

Delegates from Vermillion selected to attend Girls and Boys State 2013 are (back row) Wyatt Hansen, Seth Miller, Ethan James, Ty Iverson, Daniel Bellis, Kevin Helenurm, Adam Ahmed, and (front row) Jay Munger, Josie Huber, Ashley Sorensen, Anjie Ge, Melissa Chickering, Sydney Kronaizl, Sarah Berheim, and Joe Swanson. (Submitted photo)

Delegates from Vermillion selected to attend Girls and Boys State 2013 are (back row) Wyatt Hansen, Seth Miller, Ethan James, Ty Iverson, Daniel Bellis, Kevin Helenurm, Adam Ahmed, and (front row) Jay Munger, Josie Huber, Ashley Sorensen, Anjie Ge, Melissa Chickering, Sydney Kronaizl, Sarah Berheim, and Joe Swanson. (Submitted photo)

VERMILLION, SD – Vermillion American Legion Post #1 and Legion Auxiliary announce the selection of delegates for Boys & Girls State 2013.  Girls chosen to represent Vermillion are Sarah Berheim, Melissa Chickering, Anjie Ge, Josie Huber, Sydney Kronaizl and Ahley Sorensen.  The boys chosen are Adam Ahmed, Daniel Bellis, Kevin Helenum, Ty Iverson, Ethan James, Seth Miller, Jay Munger and Joseph Swanson.  Wyatt Hansen 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 Auxiliary are proud to have these young people represent Vermillion at the 2013 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 & Auxiliary since 1935.

South Dakota Boys & Girls State will run from May 27 to May 31, 2013 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:  Please call Ray Hofman at 624-6457 or by email using  rhofman@vyn.midco.net

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