Rush City American Legion Post 93 recently sponsored two students to go to Boys State and Girls State this year. They are Allissa Mell and Joey Broding
The American Legion Boys and Girls State programs are week-long experiences of learning about Minnesota government at the local, county and state levels by “doing.”
During the camp, attendees, in addition to living together in 30-34 person “cities,” work together through a mock political process.
Participants have been traveling to Southwest Minnesota State University campus in Marshall, Minn., the past eight years to partake in the program, but it’s been around far longer than that — nearly 80 years.