|3 HHS boys to attend Boys State|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
HHS juniors Tanner Smith, Zach Roll and Ryan Parker were selected by American Legion Post #90 in Holyoke to attend Colorado Boys State June 2-8 at CSU-Pueblo.
Parents of the Boys State representatives are Dave and Rhonda Smith, Jeff and Laura Roll and Curt and Chandra Parker.
While at American Legion Colorado Boys State, participants will be assigned to cities, counties and fictitious political parties and proceed to create their party platform, conduct party conventions, campaign for office and nominate and elect officials.
Three HHS juniors attending Boys State this year are pictured from left, Tanner Smith, Zach Roll and Ryan Parker. —Enterprise photo
They will be treated to presentations from experienced public officials and professional leaders as well.
American Legion Boys State aims to identify young leaders and instill in them constructive attitudes toward the American government while emphasizing intelligence, morals and honesty.
Through the program, the young men will perform the same duties real office holders do on a day-to-day basis such as introducing and arguing bills in their own legislature.
Holyoke Enterprise May 30, 2013