Students attend Keystone Boys State for leadership and civic participation

| July 10, 2017

Boys State - Broomell, UrbineSolanco High School students Wyatt Urbine (left in photo) and Thomas Broomell (right) recently attended Pennsylvania American Legion Keystone Boys State (KBS) at Shippenburg University.  Boys State is a weeklong camp for rising high school seniors that teaches leadership, government and civic participation.  The program focuses on participation and personal experience by creating a model state – the State of Keystone – complete with governing bodies and elected public officials at the city, county and state government levels. The event included a trip to Harrisburg where the students met with their respective state representatives and senators.  Other activities during KBS included legislative sessions, court proceedings, intramural sports, law‐enforcement presentations, a band and recreational programs. Boys State has produced notable alumni such as former U.S. President Bill Clinton, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, astronaut Neil Armstrong, noted national news anchor Tom Brokaw, former NBA star Michael Jordan, NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III, and entertainer Jon Bon Jovi, among others.

Wyatt Urbine was sponsored by Christiana American Legion Post 865, and Thomas Broomell was sponsored by Quarryville American Legion Post 603.

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Keith Kaufman is the Director of Community Relations for Solanco School District. 786-5617.

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