The American Legion Post 112 and its Auxiliary recently selected citizens to attend Boys State and Girls State June 12 to June 18, 2011.
The boys selected for Boys State at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall are Matthew Beauboin and Brian Prigmore with Jesse Aquiler as alternate. All three are students at Spectrum High School.
The girls selected for Girls State at Bethel University in St. Paul are Laura Crepeau, a student at Elk River High School; and Jarae Ehr and Emily Owens from Spectrum High School with Megan Bondy from Spectrum as alternate.
Students who attend Boys or Girls State are Juniors in high school. Citizens at Boys State and Girls State will learn about local, county and state governments through hands on experience and by hearing speakers involved in each level of government.