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Area youths to represent local American Legion

MORRIS – Morris American Legion Post 294 announced it will send three area youths to events.

Aydin Hefford will attend the 83rd annual session of the American Legion Illinois Premier Boys State, June 9 to 15, and Maggie Dudley and Nicole Guth were selected by Unit 294 American Legion Auxiliary to attend the 78th annual session of Illini Girls State, June 17 to 23. Both programs are held on the Eastern Illinois University campus.

“They are participatory programs
in which students learn by doing and become part of the operation of city, county and state governments,” according to a news release. “Participants may compete for several scholarships that are awarded based on essays, orations and peer elections.”

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