The American Legion Post 111 and the American Legion Auxillary is pleased to announce that Tanner Rowe and Camille Anderson of Lexington High School were selected to participate in the American Legion Cornhusker Boys’ and Girls’ State programs this summer.
Rowe is the son of Tim and Susan Rowe and Anderson is the daughter of Rob and Natalie Anderson.
Rowe and Anderson will join other high school juniors from across state at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln downtown campus June 4-10, 2017. The annual citizenship program, sponsored by the Nebraska American Legion and American Legion Auxillary is designed to provide youths with a better understanding of how city, county and state governments operate.
American Legion Cornhusker Boys’ and Girls’ State programs are set up as a functional “51st state” and each participant learns how government subdivisions operate by actually doing the job. Participants will campaign for offices, hold elections, take part in band and chorus, compete in athletics and be involved in other varied activities as part of citizenship training program. They will set up their state government and draft bills.
Special lectures and address will be delivered by experienced public officials and professional leaders throughout Nebraska. Invitations have been sent to the Governor and Secretary of State offices for special appearances at this year’s program. National acclaimed motivational speakers are also scheduled to address the entire group.