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2016: Kentucky Boys State represented at Admiral Kimmel dedication in Western Kentucky. Parvin Gibbs, Trace Colson, Dr. West, Brian S. RoyDuncan A. Taylor, State Senator Ridley, Randy Teague, and Stevie Ray.

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2016 Radio Gitmo: Skipper Culpepper with DR. Pete Trzop and Job Beach

 

Kentucky Monthly Article in 2016

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Dr Pete Trzop presents at the National American Legion Combined Youth Conference.View Presentation

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Dr Pete Trzop presents at the National American Legion Combined Youth Conference. http://www.kentucky.com/2015/06/29/3923473/education-news-of-interest-in.html

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Dixie Heights student meets Gov. Beshear, selected for national program

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Dixie Heights senior Casmir Thornberry has been selected to represent his school and his state at Boys Nation in Washington, D.C., July 18-25. http://www.legion.org/boysnation

Thornberry also had the opportunity to meet Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear on Thursday, June 12.

Thornberry attended Boys State at the Wendell Ford Training Base in Greenville, KY last week. He applied, was selected, and was sponsored by a local business and the American Legion Post in Latonia.

The students stay on an active military base and become part of the operation of local, county and state government. They form separate cities and political parties then they hold elections and cabinet members are elected. There are around 100 boys from schools throughout Kentucky attending. They are separated into barracks and each barracks represents a city. It’s a crash course in government in which they will take a test at the end and have the opportunity to receive college credit.

Casmir decided to run for Governor (the highest office). He had to develop a platform and write/give speeches. He won the primary against four opponents, receiving 38 of 40 votes casted. He won the general election, receiving almost 90 votes, an overwhelming majority. He selected Cabinet members and traveled to Frankfort to meet with Gov. Beshear.

More information on the program is available at:

http://www.legion.org/boysnation/stateeligibility

http://www.legion.org/boysnation/stateabout




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