Summer is still a ways off but Boys State organizers have already started preparing for the summer program.
Boys State is an honors and leadership program for boys entering their senior year of high school.
Wednesday, Boys State representatives attended the Marion County Commission meeting to request funding for local students to participate.
Commission granted $4,000 which will sponsor 16 area students.
“It is designed to teach good government through participation. It’s important because it gives young men the opportunity run their own state, county and municipal government,” said Randall Kocsis, administrator of American Legion Mountaineer Boys State Program.
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