Eustis-Farnams’ Katie and Rachel Jack were selected to participate in this year’s Cornhusker Girls State, and Hunter Johnson selected to participate in the American Legion Boys State. Alternate for Girls state is Mckenna Rieker not pictured. Photo by Amber Hickert
Eustis-Farnam High School Students Selected to Attend the 2013 American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Session:
Katie Jack and Rachel Jack, daughters of Rod and Janelle Jack, of Eustis-Farnam High School have been selected to attend this year’s Cornhusker Girls State session. McKenna Rieker, daughter of Arlyn and Susan Rieker, has been selected as the alternate delegate.
Girls State is a nationwide program sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. Each year more than 400 girls from throughout the state are offered an opportunity to be active participants in structured role-playing that emphasizes our Democratic form of government.
The selection process is difficult and only the most qualified high school juniors are selected to participate. The American Legion Auxiliary works with the local high schools in the process. The students selected have demonstrated an interest in learning government and are leaders in their high schools.
The Department of Nebraska American Legion Auxiliary Cornhusker Girls State session will be conducted at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, from June 2-8, 2013.
Eustis-Farnam High School Student Selected to Attend the 2012 American Legion Boys State Session:
Hunter Johnson, son of Bobby and Jeri Johnson, of Eustis-Farnam High School will join other high school juniors from across Nebraska participating in the American Legion Cornhusker Boys State, June 2-8, 2013, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln downtown campus.
The annual citizenship program, sponsored by the Nebraska American Legion, is designed to provide youths with a better understanding of how city, county, and state governments operate. Each boy is sponsored locally by an organization, such as an American Legion Post, or by some other patriotic, civic, fraternal, or religious group in cooperation with the local American Legion Post.
American Legion Cornhusker Boys State is set up as a functional “51st state” and each boy learns how government subdivisions operate by actually doing the job. Participants will campaign for offices, hold elections, take part in band and chorus, compete in athletics, and be involved in other varied activities as part of the citizenship training program. They will set up their own state government and draft bills.