The American Legion

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Yet again, Deerfield Beach High School has found another opportunity for its students to learn more about the real world and society. All eleventh-grade students have been invited to attend American Legion Boys State or Girls State.

American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high school students. American Legion Auxiliary sponsors a separate but similar program for young women called Girls State. The programs were created for students to learn about local and state government processes and develop leadership skills. It is a weeklong program in Tallahassee, Florida in June for students from all across the state. The program will teach students the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of franchised citizens. The training is objective and centers on the structure of city, county, and state governments operated by students elected to various offices.

There will be an informational meeting on Friday, February 16th, at 9:30 a.m. for any junior student interested in attending the program this summer in Tallahassee. The meeting will be held in the College and Career Center (room 152). Students must have a pass from their second period in order to attend.