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Three Neligh-Oakdale juniors were selected to attend American Legion Cornhusker Boys State.
Hunter Charf, Gage Dawson and Kaleb Pofahl will represent Neligh-Oakdale at the 2019 Cornhusker Boys State event in Lincoln, June 2-8.
Hunter is the son of Stacy and Danelle Charf. This year, he has been active in football, basketball and golf. Gage is the son of Dr. Troy and Heather Dawson. He participated in basketball and golf this school year. Kaleb is the son of Megan and Nick Allemang and Josh and April Schindler. He has been active in football, wrestling and track.
Boys’ State is a plan for training in the functional aspects of citizenship. Its purpose is to teach the youth of today constructive attitudes toward the American form of government. Boys’ State attempts to show that our form of government has not outworn its usefulness; that all a democracy needs is an intelligent citizenry and a clean, honest and impartial administration responsive to the will of the people.
This program originated in Illinois in 1935, has been adopted by the National organization of the American Legion, is now in operation in 49 states and this year will enroll 20,000 boys. The 2019 school will be the 79th session of Cornhusker Boys’ State, for the activity was reluctantly discontinued during World War II.