St. Thomas Academy Cadets chosen to participate in the 2019 Session of the Minnesota American Legion Boys State

Six St. Thomas Academy cadets have been chosen to attend the Minnesota American Legion 2019 Boys State, a week-long experiential learning opportunity about Minnesota government at the local, county and state levels. The cadets who will be among the approximately 370 incoming seniors to attend the program June 9 through 15 at St. John’s University include:

• Sullivan Bluhm of Eagan

• Joe D’Agostino of Woodbury

• Nick Kettler of Mendota Heights

• Mitch MacDonald of Mendota Heights

• Jake Miller of Eden Prairie

• Nick Tucci of St. Paul 

While registration is open to all boys who are interested, every participant must officially be sponsored by an American Legion Post.
Boys State is a week of intensive study and involvement during which the participants organize and participate in the various levels and branches of government as well as athletics, music, writing for the newspaper or holding leadership positions in the program. Highlights of the week include political speakers, mock trials, campaigning, elections and announcement of the Boys State Governor and State Constitutional Officers. Unlike a summer or recreational camp, Minnesota Boys State is a week of studying and learning by involvement.

Founded over 60 years ago on the University of Minnesota campus, Boys State is currently offered in 49 states. Boys State is a common college application activity at highly competitive schools. Participation in the program demonstrates good citizenship, leadership and a sense of responsibility to our country.

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