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Hartwell’s American Legion Post 109 Introduces

Hart County’s Boys State Attendees 

“Storm” Bryant, Will Maxwell, Mason Medlin and Tomas Parham

Describe Their Week of Learning and Participation About Georgia’s Governments

At Hartwell’s American Legion Post 109 August meeting, four outstanding young Hart County rising Seniors gave their personal insights into their week’s attendance at Georgia Boys State held this past June in Gainesville.  Each one was sponsored by the local post for attendance – along with over 300 other young men from around the state.

 The Hart County contingent consisted of “Storm” Bryant –son of Shanda and Wesley Bryant; Will Maxwell – son of Holly and Brent Maxwell; Mason Medlin – son of Thomas medlin and grandson of Jonette Medlin; and Tomas Parham – son of Melanie and Darrian Parham.

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 more than 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.


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