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Denfeld's Dosan attends Legion Boys State

Submitted by Mike Bredneck Legion Boys State Director John Marshall, commander of Post 71 of the American Legion in Duluth, announced the Legion sent six boys, including Kyle Dosan of Duluth, to the 66th annual American Legion “Legion Boys State,” which was June 15-21 on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall.

Dosan will be a senior at Denfeld High School. Scholars attending Boys State must have completed their junior year in high school and are singly honored in view of the outstanding qualifications set forth as requirements in selecting them. They are named through cooperation of the Post, high school faculty and leading citizens in the community.

Legion Boys State is a practical learning experience in local and state government. Its citizens apply knowledge already gained through school experience and additional knowledge provided through instruction by competent people from selected governmental areas to organize and operate their own city, county and state governments. They are encouraged through participation toward a better civic behavior and appreciation of our democratic ideals. Programs were considered without reference to any existing political party and were free from political propaganda.

Legion Boys State was first held in Minnesota in 1949, with 169 boys attending on the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus. In 2013, there were about 385 attendees.

The local Post has been represented by boys throughout the history of the program.