The American Legion Howard McCarty Post 290 and Auxiliary announced its Boys’ and Girls’ State representatives from Cambridge-Isanti High School for 2013.
Karly Pucci, daughter of David Pucci, will attend Girls’ State at Bethel University and Sam Peters, son of Kathy Swing and Tim Peters, will attend Boys’ State at Southwest State University from June 9-15
Emma Dimassis, daughter of Kristine Dimassis, was chosen as the Girls’ alternate. Ryan Hunt, son of Karla and Matt Hunt, was chosen as the Boys’ alternate.
Boys’ and Girls’ State is intense sessions, conducted by Legion and Auxiliary members, involving the attendees in a practical training program in local and state government using practical applications of Americanism and good citizenship.
The participants learn government by “living” it, in mythical cities, counties and state. By carrying out the process of government, they learn by doing and becoming aware of the privileges and duties of a good citizen.
The hope of the program is to create enduring interest in governmental affairs and to provide encouragement to become leaders of the future.