Local students attend American Legion Boys State

Published 4:31 pm Friday, July 6, 2018

Along with some 400 plus boys from across the state of Georgia, three boys from Bainbridge High School attended the 2018 session of American Legion Boys State held from May 27 through June 2 at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Georgia.

The American Legion believes there is no better way to assure the survival of our republic than to train our young people in the ideals and objectives of American government. By teaching youth to understand and appreciate the basic principles involved in the successful management of a democratic society, America can remain strong and ensure our freedom for future generations.

American Legion Boys State is a unique summertime education program that does not emphasize classroom lectures and textbook learning. Instead, it focuses on participation and personal experience in a model state, complete with governing bodies and executed public officials. It is designed to mirror the structure and operation of its respective state government.

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