Pam Dudding-Burch
Contributing writer

In the coming days, four students from Craig County High School, in the 9th District, will be attending the annual Boys and Girls Auxiliary State Program for 2018.

Jeannie Guthrie and Jackie Scruggs-Taylor worked diligently to inform teachers and students of the excellent opportunity. Both are pleased to be sponsoring Caleb Todd and Winston Palmer for Boys State and Maggie Huffman and Sunny Mason for Girls State.

The American Legion Association for Virginia Boys and Girls State Sessions will be held the week of June 17-23. The boys will attend Radford University while the girls will go on to compete at Longwood College. High school juniors throughout the state of Virginia will converge, with a shared focus of creating a better government using their ideas, intuitiveness and intellect.

The program website states “these are the premier programs for teaching how government works while developing, confidence, leadership skills and an appreciation for your rights as a citizen, as well as shape many students futures.”

Guthrie added, “Students learn in depth, the rights, privileges and duties of being a United States…

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