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Carroll holds Montana Boys State

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This week 189 senior high school boys from across Montana attended Boys State at Carroll College.

The program, sponsored by the American Legion, brings in top high school boys from across Montana.

Chief Counselor of Montana Boys State, Fred Trafelet, says the boys learn about government, leadership and participate in mock elections. He says they go through an entire election process to earn positions such as mayor and judge, as well as state positions. Trafelet says two of the state participants were selected to go to Washington D.C.

Trafelet says, "The delegates from all the Boys States from around the country get together and they do the same type of mock setting in Washington and we send two boys from Montana State Boys as well."

The boys had a chance to hear from speakers including gubernatorial candidates Rick Hill and Steve Bullock.


Story by Zack Smith, Beartooth NBC.
Copyright ©2012 Beartooth Communications Company. All Rights Reserved.

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