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Letcher Legion chooses Boys State delegate

Government education convention celebrating 75 years

LarsonKoby 40 web    The Letcher American Legion Commander Darwin Morrison announced Koby Larson of Letcher as the Boys State Delegate for 2017.
Larson is a junior at Sanborn Central High School.  He is the son of Mike Larson and Bridget Larson.
Boys Staters are picked on academics, school and community activities. Boys State will be held at the Northern State University campus in Aberdeen, May 29-June 2. This is a very special year, as it is the 75th SD convention and they are expecting 350 delegates to attend. The local Legion pays the tuition to send each candidate.
The SD Boys state was founded in Aberdeen in 1940 and subsequent meetings were held in 1941 and 1942.  World War II made it necessary to drop this activity, but in 1946 SD Boys State was resumed.
The convention has a two-fold purpose: first, to better help youth understand and appreciate the American system of government and way of life, including the rights and responsibilities of citizenship; second, to give a better knowledge of the fundamental principles of government within the state of South Dakota. These objectives are sought by establishment of a mythical 51st State of the Union, comprised of counties and cities, giving Boys Staters an actual experience in control and operation of these units of government.
The American Legion wants the boys of South Dakota to understand the problems of government, as well as how it functions. Most years the members of congress or the Governor speaks at the convention. It’s a great time for boys to meet new friends, put themselves out there and run for office, or support another candidate. It is experiencing government from the local to a national level.

SC/W FFA holds annual awards banquet

Schools’ head cooks presented with Honorary Degrees

The Sanborn Central/Woonsocket FFA held its annual FFA banquet at Sanborn Central School last week.
During the banquet, freshmen members were presented with their Greenhand Degrees. Out of those degree recipients, Carter Linke, Megan Linke and Katie Schmit were selected to receive the Star Greenhand award.
The sophomore members were then presented with their Chapter Degrees and from those recipients, Madi Moody was selected as Chapter Star in Placement and Austin Schmit was selected as Chapter Star Farmer.
Greetings from the SD FFA were presented by 2016-2017 SD FFA State Secretary Logan Hoffman. Members were recognized for their many successes at Land and Range Judging, Leadership Development Events and Career Development Events during this school year.
Lastly, the chapter recognized Julie Bebout (Woonsocket School cook) and Joyce Everhart (Sanborn Central School cook) as the 2017 Honorary Chapter Degree Recipients. The Honorary Degree recognizes those who have rendered outstanding service and assistance to the FFA Chapter.

…See pictures of the two cooks being presented with the awards in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

PICTURED ARE Carter Christian and Madison Schmiedt, state CDA Education Contest winners.

PICTURED ARE Carter Christian and Madison Schmiedt, state CDA Education Contest winners.

There were two state winners in the Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) Education contest. The themes for the 2017 contest were “Whatever You Do For the Least of My Brethren, You Do for Me” (Matthew 25:40) and “Helping the Needy Where I Live”.
Those who placed at the state level were: Computer Art, Division 1 – Carter Christian, second; and Computer Art, Division 2 – Madison Schmiedt, third.