WV Boys’ State looking to add more students


A national program teaching good government to high school boys is looking for more to join up this summer.

The American Legion Mountaineer Boys State is taking applications for its 2018 session at Jackson’s Mill next month.

The week-long camp allows students to create a government from the ground up, and take on the roles that support it, including emergency services and others.

It’s a program that’s lasted for decades, and staff said it’s unique among summer activities for high school students.

“This is our 81st year. It is the only program that I’m aware of that teaches good citizenship and state, county and local government. That’s why it’s important,” said Boys’ State Administrator Randall Kocsis.

Boys’ State is open to high school boys who will be seniors in the fall.  Click here for more information on the camp, and how to apply.

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