EDGEBROOK — Boys interested in learning about all levels of American government can apply for a scholarship from American Legion Post No. 134 to attend Illinois Boys State.
Illinois Boys State is designed to give young men an opportunity to learn the operation of American government on the local, state and national levels. It is scheduled for June 13-19 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill.
Boys who have completed their junior year in high school and have at least one semester or quarter left to complete after attending Illinois Boys State are eligible to attend.
At the event, the boys create a 51st state. The 2015 event will be the 80th anniversary of Illinois Boys State, which was founded by Hayes Kennedy, Harrold L. Card and Matthew J. Murphy.
All states, except Hawaii, followed in Illinois' footsteps and host Boys State programs. The American Legion Auxiliary also hosts Girls State programs across the country.
American Legion Post No. 134 will sponsor two boys to attend the camp for free.
For more information, email Jac Charlier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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