Greenback and Sequoyah Students Selected for Boys and Girls 2010 State Progams
(L to R) Patrick Brooks, member of American Legion Post 256; Myrna Riley, President of the Rarity Bay Women’s Club; Sequoyah High School Students Lisa Kirkland and Raquel Bennett; Pam Rolle, member of Rarity Bay Woman’s Club. Rarity Bay Women’s Club is the sponsor of two girls attending this years Girls State Program. Not in the photograph but also selected for the Boys State Program: Nathan Harris and Shawn Richards.
American Legion Post 256 has made their 2010 selection of students to attend this year’s Boys and Girls State. Representing Greenback High School will be Matt Patton and Kaylan Chaparro. Selections from Sequoyah High School will be Lisa Kirkland, Raquel Bennett, Nathan Harris, and Shawn Richards.
The Boys and Girls State programs are a one week leadership and citizenship-training programs offered to young men and women in Tennessee by the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary. Boys/Girls State provides young men and women the opportunity to form and run a mock government by meeting, living, and working with other young student leaders from across the state. All events and activities that citizens experience or participate in are designed to demonstrate, foster, or provide opportunities to practice good citizenship and leadership and instill a sense of pride in their state and country. The Boys State program is held on the campus of Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville and Girls State on Middle Tennessee State campus in Nashville. More information on the programs can be obtained on the following websites: www.tnboysstate.org and www.alavgs.org.