Trio To Represent Post #229 At Boys State

Elgin American Legion Post #229 announced Monday the names of three juniors who will be attending Boys State in Lincoln in June.
Post Commander Gary Hoefer announced that Miles Schrage, Anthony Getzfred and Kenneth Bush will represent Post #229 at Boys State which will be held June 5-11 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln downtown campus. They will join nearly 400 other high school juniors from across the state.
Schrage, the son of Jerry and Tami Schrage, attends Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School. He is being sponsored by Legion Post #229.
He is one of two being sponsored by Post #229. The other is Getzfred, the son of Tony and Denise Getzfred. He attends Elgin High School.
Bush’s trip to Boys State is being sponsored by the Elgin Community Club. He is the son of Dwight and Esther Bush and attends Elgin High School.
The annual citizenship program, sponsored by the Nebraska American Legion, is designed to provide youths a better understanding of how city, county and state governments operate.
American Legion Cornhusker Boys’ State is set up as a functional “51st state” and each boy learns how government subdivisions operate by actually doing the job. Participants will campaign for offices, hold elections, take part in band and chorus, compete in athletics, and be involved in other varied activities as part of the citizenship training program. They will set up their own state government and draft bills.
Special lectures and addresses will be delivered by experienced public officials and professional leaders throughout Nebraska. Invitations have been sent to the Governor and Secretary of State offices for special appearances at this year’s program. Also, national acclaimed motivational speakers are also scheduled to address the entire group.