Bridger Valley sends two to Boys State

Boys State delegates from Mountain View and Lyman (l to r) are Michael Stoll and Cohl Fields. COURTESY PHOTO/Thompson Photography

CHEYENNE — MVHS and LHS Boys State delegates this year included Michael Stoll, MVHS, and Cohl Fields, LHS.

Wyoming Boys' State, held annually in June, is a chance for high school juniors from across the state to participate in a week's worth – June 9-15, of activities to gain knowledge of their state and its governmental structure. Delegates learn first-hand how government works, experiencing what it takes to create and enact laws. The week emphasizes leadership, civic engagement and patriotism.

This year’s speakers include Governor Mark Gordon, United States Senators Mike Enzi and John Barasso, and Congresswoman Liz Cheney. In the process of working together, the delegates develop life-long friendships and learn of the governmental process.

The week culminates with a visit to the State Capitol in Cheyenne, where Delegates occupy the House and Senate Chambers, as well as the various offices and agencies of Wyoming's government. Delegates have the opportunity to meet the governor and many of his staff members in this full day of activities

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