Local Students Attend Oklahoma Boys State

Beverly Cantrell - October 28, 2021 1:12 pm

Twelve Ponca City High School students attended Oklahoma Boys State over the summer.
Oklahoma American Legion Boys State is an intense week of non-partisan leadership, government, and patriotism sponsored by the American Legion of Oklahoma. Delegates to Boys State have just completed their junior year of high school and have been selected by their local American Legion Post as a representative of the best of their community. Boys State was established in the 1930s as a way to counter anti-American activity during the pre-World War II era. It was so successful as a citizenship training activity that it remains the premier program of its type in the United States.
For one week, Oklahoma’s finest young men, Legionnaires, and other outstanding volunteers gather to study the government of Oklahoma through classroom work and various simulations. Simulations include a mock legislature, state executive offices, and a court system. In addition to classroom work, instruction also features a Leadership Academy and a Law School for lawyers, judges, and law enforcement officers, and an Emergency Management/Response school where delegates learn how communities and the state respond to a crisis.
Local boys attending, along with their sponsors, included:
• Chase Allensworth, son of Rick and Allison Allensworth, sponsored by Martin, Jean and Jackson
• Carson Anderson, son of Troy and Kristi Anderson, sponsored by Heather Cannon Honda
• Martin (Max) Engster, son of Martin and Amanda Engster, sponsored by Heather Cannon Honda
• Daniel Gutierrez, son of Luis and Lorna Gutierrez, sponsored by Equity Bank
• Mark Hodgson, son of Tucker and Rebecca Hudgson, sponsored by Kiwanis
• Dakotah Krol, son of Jon and Stephanie Krol, sponsored by Equity Bank
• Jacob Petrie, son of Michael and Beth Petrie, sponsored by Ambucs
• Charles Poet, son of Craig and Becky Poet, sponsored by the Elks Lodge
• Kaden Sword, son of Jayna Taylor, sponsored by Ponca City Noon Lions
• Brady Wicker, son of Brad and Michelle Wicker, sponsored by American Legion Riders
• Carson Williams, son of Justin and Lindsay Williams, sponsored by First National Bank of Oklahoma
• Devin Zimmerschied, son of Randy and Nancy Zimmerschied, sponsored by Knights of Columbus
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