Congratulations to these Arkansas High School students that have been selected to attend the week-long program at the Arkansas Boys State and the Arkansas Girls State. These programs have been inspiring high school juniors into becoming future leaders in all levels of communities and government since the 1940s.

Congratulations to these Arkansas High School students were nominated and accepted to attend Arkansas Boys State:

• Rashad Thrower (junior)

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• Christian Conway (junior)

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• Evin Burton (senior) (will be attending as a senior, since Boys State was cancelled last year due to COVID-19.)

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Arkansas Boys State has been around since 1940. Previous young men have gone on to become incredible leaders, including President Bill Clinton, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, and Senator Tom Cotton.

And these following students were nominated and accepted to attend Arkansas Girls State:

• Mariah Huntley (junior)

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• Mary Dowd (junior)

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Arkansas Girls State is a civics education program that was developed in 1942.

According to a press release,

the Arkansas Boys/Girls State program is assigned a place in a mock political party, city, and county. Over the course of the week, delegates will nominate and elect officials to the various levels of their government. The program offerings are designed to offer practical instruction on the duties and responsibilities both of citizens and public officials.

Congratulations to these Arkansas High Students!

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