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A crash course in government
GSU is site of annual Boys and Girls State for rising HS seniors
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Boys State Senate Clerk Jaquantas Printup, 16, of Kingston can't resist a chuckle as he reads off proposed bills during an informal session Wednesday at the Russell Union. The bills proposed for debate included items from the budget deficit and teacher furloughs to the drinking age and even co-ed bingo games.
Nearly 700 rising high school seniors from across Georgia are gathering this week at Georgia Southern University to participate in Georgia Girls State and Georgia Boys State, learning the ins and outs of government. Girls and Boys State are leadership camps that take place nationwide and simulate state and local government through mock elections and debate. Boys State is sponsored by the American Legion and the Georgia event has been held at Georgia Southern for the past 30 years.
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