American Legion taking applications for Boys State


CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A statewide program designed to teach good government to high school students is taking applications.

The American Legion Mountaineer Boys State teaches how the West Virginia government works by creating a mock legislature and executive for one week each summer. It’s accepting applications from boys who will start their senior year of high school in the fall.

Organizers said it provides a way for students to learn by doing, something they don’t often get to do in school.

“It provides the hands-on, laboratory type of environment where a student can experience what it’s like to run for office, and not in their high school environment where they know everybody, but with students from all across the state,” said Education Coordinator Chris Sharps.

For more information on the program, and to find out how to apply, click here.

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