Wentzville School District Juniors Selected for Girls State, Boys State

Holt High School 2017 Girls State

The Wentzville School District has announced the names of 33 high school juniors who have been selected to attend the American Legion Boys State of Missouri and the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State of Missouri this summer.

The American Legion Boys State of Missouri is an eight-day hands on experience in the operation and fundamentals of government, drawing together the best and brightest high school juniors to help lead them down the path in individual success and leadership. Since its inception in 1938, Missouri Boys State has provided over 40,000 high school students with the privilege of attending this practical laboratory in citizenship and leadership training.

Holt High School 2017 Boys State

Those selected to attend from Holt High School are (left to right) Benjamin Goldstein, Jonathan Henrich, Hunter Jurotich, Cameron Midyett, Nathan Schweiger, and Dylan Vermeire. Not pictured is  Austin Shocklee.

Liberty High School 2017 Boys State

Those selected from Liberty High School are (left to right) Jason Morrison, Austyn Kloth, Benjamin Leach, Jonathan Leimbach, Noah Willison, Preecha Eamsaart, Colin Stuerman, and Johnathan Gruebbeling.

Timberland High School 2017 Boys State

Those selected from Timberland High School are (left to right) Cullen Barr, Quentin Borengasser, Hayden Mills, Brendan Nelson, Alex Thomason and Ryan Willson.

The 78th session of Missouri Boys State will be held on the campus of the University of Central Missouri (UCM) June 17-24. Local sponsors include the American Legion, the Wentzville Community Club, the Wentzville Rotary Club, and the Timberland Boosters Club.

The American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program, founded in 1940 at William Woods College in Fulton, Missouri, changes lives by bringing together dynamic young women for an intense week developing leadership skills, patriotism and a sense of community. The participants actively participate in all phases of creating and running a working government.

Holt High School 2017 Girls State

Those selected from Holt High School are (left to right) Alexis Garrett, Elizabeth May, Gillian Wagner, and Emma Westerhold. Devyn Akowicz, Abigail Hunt and Olivia Malay (not pictured) were chosen as alternates.

Liberty High School 2017 Girls State

Those attending from Liberty High School are (left to right) Abigail Falgout, Danielle Kunz and Grace Merritt. Daryn Adler, Amy Do, Madeline Foeller, Alisha Grant, Kennedy Hennessy, Heather McClanahan, Madison McGuire and Sofie Winter (not pictured) were chosen as alternates.

Timberland High School 2017 Girls State

Those selected from Timberland High School are (left to right, front row) Samantha Lammert, Sophia Longwell, Grace Thornton and Megan Spasenoski. Danielle Magasano, Christine Crowell, Kendall Riess, Julia Robinson, Amanda Vannierop and Madeline Est (left to right, back row) were chosen as alternates.

The 77th session of Missouri Girls State will be held at the University of Central Missouri (UCM) in Warrensburg from June 25- July 1. Local sponsors include the American Legion Auxiliary, the Wentzville Community Club, the Wentzville Rotary Club, and the Timberland Boosters Club.