The local American Legion and Legion Auxiliary sent out applications this week to local high school counselors for the 68th annual Gem Boys State session and the 65th session of Syringa Girls State.
Boys State will run from June 12 through June 18 with Girls State to follow from June 19 through the 24. Both sessions will be held at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa. The programs are week-long, intensive, hands-on programs on how government in the State of Idaho works. . . .Yes, "fictitious" parties.
When the delegates arrive in Nampa, they are divided into two fictitious parties to learn how the two party system works.