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Two selected to attend American Legion Boys' State


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Levi Kasten

The American Legion Potter Post 291 and Dix Post 292 are pleased to announce that Levi Kasten of Potter-Dix High School (sponsored by the two Post's) and also Zachary Hutchinson of Potter-Dix High School (sponsored by the American Legion Post 17 of Sidney) to attend the American Legion Cornhusker Boys' State, June 5 – 11, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln downtown campus.

The annual citizenship program, sponsored by the Nebraska American Legion, is designed to provide youths a better understanding of how city, county, and state governments operate.

Levi, a junior, has been involved in many aspects of high school at Potter-Dix High School. He is the son of Scott and Kristin Kasten of Potter and has been involved with football, basketball, one-acts, speech, and track as a participant, student manager or videographer. Levi has won awards and honors in entertainment speech contests at MAC, District and State meets.

Zachary, a junior at Potter-Dix High School, is the son of James and Nancy Hutchinson of Potter. He has been involved in football, speech, swing choir, chorus in his freshman year, and in one acts all three years.

For The Sun-Telegraph

Zachary Hutchinson

The American Legion Cornhusker Boys' State is set up as a functional "51st state" and each boy learns how government subdivisions operate by actually doing the job. Participants will campaign for offices, hold elections, take part in band and chorus, compete in athletics, and be involved in other varied activities as part of the citizenship training program. They will set up their own state government and draft bills.

Special lectures and addresses will be delivered by experienced public officials and professional leaders throughout Nebraska. Invitations have been sent to the Governor and Secretary of State offices for special appearances at this year's program. National acclaimed motivational speakers are also scheduled to address the entire group.


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