By Anna Bryner
Last week, eight youth from the Price area had the opportunity to participate in American Legion Boys State. The week-long program introduces young men to government election processes in a hands-on way as they participate in mock elections, caucuses and conventions. It also teaches civic responsibility, proper respect for the US flag and the importance of honoring and supporting past and present members of the Armed Forces.
The eight youth that attended were Andrew Gagnon, Chris Shaw, Dallin Quinton, Devon Day, Joseph Clifford, Oscar Jeppson, all from Carbon High and Cameron Anderson and Dairyk Johnson from Pinnacle.
“I learned how the government works and how we as citizens, have the obligation to vote,” Quinton explained.
“I learned how the political system works and how our government is ran,” Gagnon stated. “It was so fun.”
Some of the attendees won scholarships to Weber State University. Quinton and Clifford each won an Honors Scholarship and Gagnon won an Achievement Scholarship.