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Denzel Mitchell Named Governor of Boys State

Congratulations To Denzel on His Appointment to Governor
Posted on 06/23/2017
Denzel Mitchell at Boys State 2017

NCPS is very proud of our very own rising NHS Senior Denzel Mitchell. He was elected as the Governor of the 75th Annual Virginia Boys State. Below describes Boys State according to Fairfax Free Citizen :

The 2017 session of American Legion Boys State of Virginia opened with 710 delegates in attendance. Outstanding rising seniors from high schools—public, private, and homeschooled—across Virginia have been chosen to participate in this annual educational program.

Boys State, sponsored by the American Legion in each state, is designed to instruct select high school students about state and local government. Delegates to this intensive week-long session will hear addresses from various state and local officials including the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, one cabinet secretary, ten members of the General Assembly, a state judge, two state prosecutors, and seven local officials.

All delegates are assigned to one of sixteen Boys State cities named after famous military leaders, like Eisenhower, MacArthur, and Patton. Each of the Boys State citizens are also assigned to either of the fictitious political parties—Federalist or Nationalist—for purposes of nominating and electing candidates for mayor of each city, the Boys State legislature, attorney general, lieutenant governor, and governor along with various other state and local offices. Citizens elected to the various positions actually serve in those offices during the week and take on their respective duties and responsibilities. Students attending Boys State learn citizenship and civic leadership through participation.

 

Find out more at Virginia Boys State of the American Legion

 

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