American Legion seeks Boys State nominees

The New Hampshire American Legion will hold its 65th annual Boys State program July 1-6.

Boys State is a six-day “learn-by-doing” experience in the American way of government. Young men completing their junior year of high school are encouraged to participate in the program. Home-schooled students of junior equivalence also are eligible to apply.

There is no cost to the students to attend.

Boys State is made available annually by the American Legion. When the students arrive at Rivier College for registration, they are assigned to a city or a town, to the House of Representatives or the Senate, to an Executive Council District and to a mythical political party.

During the week, the students establish their mock city, town and state governments through caucuses and debates, develop party platforms, elect candidates for primary and general elections and debate legislation.

In addition, the students have the opportunity to spend six days on a college campus, meet other students from throughout the state, compete for scholarships and earn three college credits for successful completion of the program.

More information and applications are available from Bedford High School guidance counselors. Applications lsomay a be obtained by calling John Graham at 472-4637 or emailing Bedford’s American Legion post at post54_nh@hotmail.com.

More information and applications also are available at www.nhboysstate.org.

Application deadline is June 8.