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Boys State students gain much experience June 8-14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

By Dylan Kotch

I was honored to represent Holyoke’s Legion at Boys State. During my stay at CSU Pueblo, the people were split into cities, counties and political parties. Then we elected city officials to represent us.

My job was to write the city’s newsletter as the city clerk and collect the city’s voter registration forms.

While attending Boys State, I learned the processes of our government and how they pass laws and get future representatives elected. I was also taught how to work with others and be organized within a large group.

By Nicholas Ortner

At Boys State, I learned many new things. I also experienced many new activities that I was not used to.

One of the most important things that I had explained to me again was the importance of the American flag and what the meaning behind it is. Although the flag is a symbol of freedom, it is also a symbol of what this country has gone through, as well as what people are constantly willing to give their freedom for.

Every morning and night we would watch the flag ceremony, and it really made me think about why the American flag is so important. The fact that so many have died because of the American dream, the flag got reinstalled into my head.

Probably the thing that I enjoyed the most was the one thing that I thought that I would enjoy the least—the House meeting.

By Luke Stewart

I had the opportunity to go to Boys State. It was a huge learning experience.

I was able to lead my group of Martin City by being their mayor. I also was the Federalist party parliamentarian and the co-parliamentarian for the House of Representatives.


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Holyoke Enterprise June 26, 2014