Boys State offers interest sessions outside of government operations

TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — During Alabama’s Boys State rising high school seniors are given the opportunity to hone their skills and an activity of their choice.

Delegates from across the state participate in small groups that include industry professionals who provide, what some say are, invaluable skills.

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“Public speaking ability and being able to speak in front of huge crowd, learn more about how the government works, and political systems,” said delegate Armani Gonzalez.

“How to become resilient and how to push through trials,” said fellow delegate John Barnett.

Delegates chose from a variety of interests including band, theatre and academic bowl. Each activity potentially opens the door for future opportunities.

“When I go back to my school I can show others what I learned through music and I can compete in other competitions that my school and my county has with the knowledge that I know now,” Barnett explained.

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Delegates will be given the opportunity to display what they have learned during an award ceremony Friday night. Boys State will culminate Saturday with a graduation ceremony in Trojan Arena.

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