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Students selected for American Legion Boys State
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FORSYTH COUNTY -- Several local students were selected to attend a government education program hosted by American Legion Post 307.

Earlier this month, 17 Forsyth County students were selected to attend the Boys State program at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville. The program has been in place since the 1930s and teaches students the principles of city, county and state government.

“They experience six days of brotherhood as they learn about our republican form of government at various levels,” said John Arant, media officer for the chapter, in a news release. “These student leaders are rising seniors with a minimum of 3.0 GPA with strong leadership and community service skills and recommended by their counselors.

Lambert High School sent the most students of any local school. Students Avery Dekshenieks, Jorden Johnson, Brandon Weiss, Colin McCormick, Grant Robertson, Arnold Hong and William Mosley will represent the school.

Forsyth Central High sent four students – Ronnie Thompson, Scott Rackley, Matt Hanley and Jameson Redd- while Jacob Jewett, Yuki Whedbee and Donovan Robar went from North Forsyth High.

Collin Smith from South Forsyth High, Murli Bharadwaj of West Forsyth High and homeschool student Evan King were also selected to attend.

All expenses for the trip were paid for by the by the local chapter.