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Fort Hill Nominates Juniors to Serve as Delegates to Boys and Girls State Program

riley hannah The Administration of Fort Hill High School has announced the nomination of junior students, Riley Upole and Hannah McCoy, as representatives to the American Legion and Auxiliary Boys and Girls State programs. 

 

Riley has a 4.4 GPA and takes numerous Advanced Placement classes. He plays on both the varsity football and soccer teams and participates in Unified Bocce Ball. Riley also serves as Junior Class Treasurer. 

 

Hannah has a 4.36 GPA and is also enrolled in numerous AP classes. She is an active participant in both the band and mock trial team. 

 

American Legion Boys and Girls State programs are among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students. It is a participatory program in which each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government. The training is objective and practical with city, county and state governments operated by the students elected to the various offices.

 

Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, chorus and recreational programs. The program is a weekl-ong immersive learning experience, often held on a college campus where girls live in “cities” within a dormitory-like setting. The learning, experience, memories, and friendships last a lifetime.

 

High school juniors are selected by local American Legion posts to attend the program. In most cases, expenses associated with attending this program are paid by a sponsoring American Legion post, a local business or another community-based organization.

 

Published 2/15/19