Local Girls and Boys State “Citizens” announced

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 307 of Cumming has announced the names of 12 girls and 16 boys from local schools who will attend the annual Georgia Girls and Boys State event.

The event was held June 8 through June 13.

Girls State was held at Georgia Southern University, and Boys State was held at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville.

The American Legion Girls and Boys State are national programs that provide attendees with a weeklong course of instruction and application of the fundamental principles and procedures of city, county and state government under the American system.

The program annually has some 20,000 participants. This year, Georgia will send 375 students.

For more information, contact Reginald Sikes at 770-888-0291 or HYPERLINK "mailto:regjoansikes05@bellsouth.net" regjoansikes05@bellsouth.net.

FH 06-11-14