The Clinton American Legion is hoping to send interested juniors to Boys State this summer.
Josh Thielen, Clinton American Legion commander, indicates Boys State is a program for boys that have completed their junior year of high school. The program allows them to spend a week at Eastern Illinois University and learn how to run a government firsthand.
Thielen says the program is offered free to participants as each post covers the cost of tuition. The Clinton post has funds to cover two students but Thielen is hoping to send as many as interested.
The American Legion Illinois Premier Boys State will be held from June 8-14 at Eastern Illinois University. Thielen encourages those with just the slightest interest to contact the Clinton American Legion post at (217) 935-5183.