Published On: Thu, May 9th, 2013

Wiese and Brummels are staters

Osmond High School representatives to 2013 Girls’ and Boys’ State have been announced by the sponsoring organizations. The sessions will take place in Lincoln in June with each school in Nebraska able to have a representative at each of the events.

Representing American Legion Post 326 will be Blake Brummels, son of Ed and Sandy Brummels.

The 2013 Girl Stater is Chelsea Wiese, daughter of Ronda Wiese and Mark and Jill Wiese. She will represent American Legion Auxiliary Unit 326.

Girls’ and Boys’ State are open to members of the junior class. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 grade point average. Each candidate must also write an essay which is judged by the respective sponsoring group.

Cornhusker Boys’ and Girls’ State are set up as functional “51st states” and each student learns how government subdivisions operate by actually doing the job. Participants will campaign for offices, hold elections, take part in band and chorus, compete in athletics and be involved in other varied activities as part of the citizenship training program. They will set up their own state government and draft bills.

Special lectures and addresses will be delivered by experienced public officials and professional leaders including Governor Dave Heineman.

Costs for the week-long sessions are paid by the Osmond American Legion Post and the Legion Auxiliary.