Again this year Trine University in Angola will host the week-long event. The program runs from June 12 through June 19 this year. It is an intensive “hands on” study in politics and government. They call it “A Week To Shape A Lifetime.” It is certainly a lesson in citizenship and in the duties attendant to a responsible electorate.
Delegates will be selected from those interested students who are presently juniors (11th grade students) with at least one additional semester remaining at their high schools next fall. Successful candidates will be those who have an interest in community involvement and leadership. A high grade-point average is not necessarily a prerequisite; but a responsible demeanor and self-direction are very important. Look to http://www.hoosierboysstate.org for more information about the qualifications for participation in our program. Interested students should contact their respective high school counselors and building principals with a follow up contact to their local American Legion Post.
Substantial scholarships from area colleges and universities as well as from The American Legion have been awarded: $8,000 from Trine University, $30,000 from Wabash College, $20,000 from the Samsung Corporation, and approximately $10,000 from the Legion, for examples.