Boys & Girls State 2019

EC Students Selected to Attend Boys & Girls State
Posted on 03/19/2019
Boys & Girls State LogosGirls StateThe American Legion Post 151 of Sandstone, the American Legion Post 563 of Bruno, and the American Legion Auxiliary Post 151 of Sandstone have announced the junior students to represent this area at the annual American Legion “Legion Boys State” and “Legion Girls State”. 

Colin Drager, Joe Sewell, and Justin Farrell were selected to represent East Central at Boys State.  Colin is the son of Arthur and Crystal Drager of Hinckley.  Joe Sewell is the son of Deborah Sewell of Bruno.  Both will be sponsored by the American Legion Post 563 of Bruno.  Justin is the son of Steve and Nicole Farrell of Finlayson.  Boys State SandstoneHe will be sponsored by the American Legion Post 151 of Sandstone.

Melody Kosbab was selected to represent East Central at Girls State.  Melody is the daughter of Keith and Dawn Kosbab of Finlayson.  Isabelle Shervheim was selected as first alternate; she is the daughter of Bryce and Gina Shervheim of Bruno.

Boys State will be held on the campus of St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota and Girls State will be held on the campus of Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota both from June 9-15, 2019.

Scholars for Boys State and Girls State must be juniors in high school.  They are singly honored in view of the outstanding qualifications set forth as requirements in selecting them.  They are named through cooperation of the Post, High School Faculty and leading citizens in the community.

Boys State BrunoMinnesota American Legion Boys State and Girls State is a week-long experience of learning about Minnesota government at the local, county and state levels by "doing". It is a week of intensive study and involvement. The participants will actually organize and participate in the various levels and branches of government. Every boy and girl will participate in the process of city, county and state government.   Highlights of the week include political speakers, mock trials, campaigning, and elections. Unlike a summer or recreational camp, Minnesota Boys State and Girls State is a week of studying and learning by involvement. However, they do have fun times, too. 

2019 Girls State- from left to right-Madison Nelson (2018 Girl State Representative), Isabelle Shervheim, Doris Helm, Beverly Voigt, Patt Makela and Melody Kosbab.
2019 Boys State Sandstone- from left to right- Bill Voigt, Don Makela, Justin Farrell, and David Will.
2019 Boys State Bruno- from left to right Alfred Hoiland, Joe Sewell, Colin Drager, John Bade, and Bob Olson.
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