VUHS juniors selected for Legion’s leadership conference

VERGENNES — Seven Vergennes Union High School seniors have been selected to represent the local American Legion at a statewide leadership training event.
The Vergennes American Legion Auxiliary has selected three VUHS junior girls to attend Green Mountain Girls’ State this year. The auxiliary will sponsor the girls as they spend the week of June 14 at Vermont Technical College in Randolph.
The purpose of Girls’ State is to provide citizenship training for girls of high school age; to afford them an opportunity to live together as self-governing citizens; and to inform them about the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of American citizenship, in order that they may understand and participate in the functioning of their government.
Vergennes American Legion Post 14 will sponsor four VUHS delegates to the Green Mountain Boys’ State held June 21-26 on the campus of Lyndon State College in Lyndonville. Commodore representatives are Aaron Gaines, Tyler Kepes, Xavier Provencher and Joshua Sickles. 
The boys were nominated by faculty and staff based on leadership, character and honesty, cooperativeness, community participation and service, and scholarship.
Green Mountain Boys’ State is a leadership laboratory for rising high school senior boys. The main focus is Vermont town, county and state government, and its organization, policies and procedures. The students will work on issues relating to Vermont, and debate and discuss these issues during a session at the Statehouse in Montpelier.

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