MARQUETTE - Applications are being accepted at area American Legion posts for the 2011 Boys State Program, scheduled for June 19-25 at Northwood University in Midland.
Boys State is an educational program sponsored by the American Legion to help young men learn about government and how it works.
The Boys State educational staff's goal is to facilitate the learning process by giving the citizens of Boys State an opportunity to govern themselves and run their own state.
This program is free. Students must have completed the 11th grade in high school or in an accredited homeschool program, must be 15 years old or older by May 30 and have an interest in government.
Participants will have the opportunity to meet other Michigan high school students and participate in basketball games, High Q, volleyball and other sports.
More information is available from high school guidance counselors, at local American Legion posts, online at www.michiganlegion.org or by calling Jerry Lynch at 753-2323.