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Local students chosen to attend Boys’ State, Girls’ State

— Two Johnsburg Central School students were chosen to attend the annual Boys’ State and Girls’ State events this summer, a program sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary Post 629 in North Creek.

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Shiloh Wood

Girls’ State: Shiloh Wood has been selected as a delegate to attend Girls’ State, which will be held from Sunday, June 30 to Saturday, July 6 at SUNY Brockport. Girls’ State is an educational Americanism program developed to offer a better perspective of the practical government operations and to emphasize the integral part that individuals have within a democratic government.

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Austin Washburn

Boys’ State: Austin Washburn has been named the school’s representative to the 2013 New York State Boys’ State Convention to be held at SUNY Morrisville June 23-June 29. Boys’ State is an educational program that focuses on participation and personal experience in a model state, complete with governing bodies and elected officials. Delegates receive training and the opportunity for practical citizenship, leadership, and a working knowledge of the structure and operation of local and state government.

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