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500 5th Ave SE, Glen Burnie, MD

Glen Burnie Post 40

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BOYS STATE

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American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students. It is a participatory program where each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government.

Boys State has been a program of The American Legion since 1935 when it organized to counter the Fascist inspired Young Pioneer Camps. The program was the idea of two Illinois Legionnaires, Hayes Kennedy and Harold Card, who organized the first Boys State at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.

At American Legion Boys State, participants are exposed to the rights and privileges, the duties and the responsibilities of a franchised citizen. The training is objective and practical with city, county and state governments operated by the students elected to the various offices. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, chorus and recreational programs.

High school juniors are selected by local American Legion Posts to attend the program. In most cases, expenses associated with attending this program are paid by a sponsoring American Legion Post, a local business or another community-based organization.

American Legion Boys State is currently conducted in 49 Departments of The American Legion. Hawaii does not conduct a program. As separate corporations, Boys States vary in content and method of procedure, but each and every Boys State adheres to the basic concept of the program - that of teaching government from the township to the state level.
The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors a similar program for young ladies called Girls State. For online details visit www.legion.org

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ELIGIBILITY;  High school students who participate in and complete either an American Legion Boys State or Auxiliary Girls  State program and is a direct decendant, i.e. chils, grandchild or legally adopted child of a U. S. veteran who served during a period of war.  Furnish requested information when completing this application.  Do not attach any documents or additional pages to this application, except as requested.  All other documentation or added pages will be discarded.

Name:____________________________________________________________________________

Address:__________________________________________________________________________

City:_______________________________         State: _______________                     Zip___________

E-mail:_____________________________

Telephone: _________________________         

Date of Birth - Month_____      Day ____   Year______

I am the (state relationship)____________           of (vetean's name ____________________________

Veteran's Address (if living)________________City________________State______Zip___________

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who served active duty during one or more of the following periods: (Check one)

(April 6, 1917 -November 11, 1918) World War I
(December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946) World War II
(June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955) Korean War
(February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975) Vietnam War
(August 24, 1982 - July 31,1984) Lebanon/Grenada
(December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990) Operation Just Cause
(August 2, 1990 - Today)* Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm
and Until Cessation of Hostilities.
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High School Record:  This section to be completed by  a high scchool official.

Number of students in high school _________    Number of students a applicant's class___________
Cummulative Grade Point Average (GPA)____     GPA scale is:_________ (i.e. 4 or 6 or 12 point, etc)

Expected Date of Graduation______________

Signature______________________________     Date _____________________________________
                                                                                                                    Print name & title
                                                                                                                   Affix school stamp or seal

(Print page and complete application)

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