Huwaldt, Aschoff selected for Boys' Girls' State; DeLaCruz is alternate

OSMOND — Osmond American Legion Post 326 and Auxiliary Unit 326 have selected students from the Osmond High School junior class to represent Osmond for Cornhusker Boys’ and Girls’ State.

Allie Aschoff, daughter of Joe and Angie Aschoff, was selected to represent Auxiliary Unit 326 for Girls’ State. Sam DeLaCruz, daughter of Gerardo and Olga Herrera, was selected as alternate. Zach Huwaldt, son of Brad and Marla Huwaldt, was selected to represent Post 326 for Boys’ State.

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. Membership swiftly grew to more than one million, and local posts sprang up across the country. Today, membership stands at nearly two million in more than 13,000 posts worldwide. The posts are organized into 55 departments: one each for the 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines.

Also founded in 1919, the American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest patriotic women’s service organization. With a membership of nearly 850,000, local Auxiliary units have a strong presence in more than 9,500 communities nationwide. The Auxiliary’s mission to serve veterans, their families and their communities is carried out through its hundreds of outreach programs delivered by its members, volunteers and national headquarters.

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