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VUHS chooses five for Boys State

VUHS HAS CHOSEN Jackson Bennet, left, Thane Gill, Peyton Paquette, Parker Kayhart and Shamus Rooney as delegates to this year’s Green Mountain Boys’ State.

VERGENNES — Five VUHS juniors, Jackson Bennett, Thane Gill, Parker Kayhart, Peyton Paquette and Shamus Rooney have been selected to attend Green Mountain Boys’ State. Sponsored by the Vergennes American Legion Post 14, Boys’ State will be held June 19-24 on the campus of Northern Vermont University-Lyndon in Lyndonville.

These students were nominated by faculty and staff based on leadership, scholarship, character and loyalty and service to their school.

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. They will work on issues relating to Vermont, and debate and discuss these issues during a session at the State House in Montpelier.

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