American Legion Post 109

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American Legion Post 109 Announces 2016 Scholarship Applications 
and Georgia Boys State Opportunities

Application Deadline for Scholarship Applications Set for April 15, 2016

American Legion Post 109 Commander Bill Fogerty has just announced two upcoming opportunities for high students throughout Hart County. 
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For high school Seniors who are citizens residing in Hart County and plan to continue his or her education, applications are now available for scholarships of $ 1,000 each. Any Senior who will graduate (or has graduated) between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 from the area’s public or private high schools, as well as local home schoolers, is eligible to apply.

Last year four of these scholarships were awarded to Hart County young people.

Criteria for selection will include (1) personal attributes as demonstrated by extra-curricular activities, work history and GPA in core courses, (2) patriotism, (3) financial need, and (4) teacher or other non-family member adult recommendations. All timely submitted applications will be judged by an independent panel chosen by American Legion Post 109.

Application forms for the scholarships are available through Hart County’s high schools and home school association. They may also be obtained from Bob Savage at (706) 376 – 0554 or [email protected] 
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For a limited number of high school Junior boys, Commander Fogerty has also announced openings are now available for attending this summer’s Georgia Boys State at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville. Successful candidates for this outstanding program will sponsored by the local American Legion Post and attend free of charge from June 12 – 18, 2016.

Information and application forms for Boys State are available on the internet at Interested young men should contact Bob Savage as soon as possible. Completed applications for those selected will be required by April 22, 2016.

Georgia Boys State is a comprehensive one week course in state and local government. It is a "leadership action program" where qualified rising Seniors take part in a practical government course. It is designed to develop a working knowledge of our state and local governments and to impress upon each participant that our government is just what we make it. Each delegate has the opportunity to learn by helping organize mythical cities, counties and a 51st state. Each level of government is then run by those delegates who are elected to serve. Instruction is presented on the law and court system, parliamentary procedure and Georgia political history.

Georgia Boys State has operated for 75 years as part of the American Legion’s national Boys State and Boys Nation program. It serves as an outstanding learning laboratory on state and local governments, and leads to many scholarship possibilities. In addition, Georgia’s two delegates to the 2015 Boys Nation will be selected from this year’s attendees in Gainesville.

 

A parallel Girls State course is also available to Hart County’s Junior girls.