High-schoolers learn about government at Boys State

  • Wednesday, June 23, 2010 8:12pm
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The American Legion Bothell Post 127 sponsored six high-school juniors from the Northshore School District to attend this week’s Boys State program at Central Washington University in Ellensburg.

They are: Michael Harry and Matthew Williams of Cedar Park Christian, Steven Alpine and Daniel Thorson of Woodinville High and Tucker Cholvin of Bothell High.

The national American Legion program teaches students about government with a “hands on” approach of learning by doing.

On campus, they are assigned to a “city” of some 20 students. At their political base, they elect their own city government and campaign to be elected to an office of city, county and state level. They have their own nine-member court and study subjects such as Roberts Rules of Order and parliamentary procedure.

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