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On June 13, Ryan Dickerson, was a counselor at Kentucky Boys State. Kentucky Boys State is a premier leadership program for male juniors in high school to teach them about the working of local and State government in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. There is a similar program for females with Girls State. This week long program takes place during the summer, this year from June 8 to 15, at the Wendell H. Ford Training Center in Greenville, Kentucky. Established over 74 years ago, this leadership program is highly regarded by scholarship programs, ROTC and Academy appointments and employers.
He was able to achieve the following recognition: Junior Counselor Award
Dr. Peter Trzop, Executor Director of Boys State, said, “This is a weeklong leadership program which changes lives of our future leaders. The American Legion fully supports this program to provide juniors in high school the opportunity to learn more about their local and State governments. I want to thank our local communities across the Commonwealth of Kentucky for sending some great students to the program, and supporting our leadership program. I would also like to thank the counselors for all the time and effort they contribute to our program. We know their time is very valuable to them, and we appreciate all the sacrifices they make for the betterment of our program. Our motto is Everything Leadership, and we are making America better one student at a time.”
Boys State is a program that makes available to all graduates access to the Samsung Scholarship application process in addition to other college scholarships and grants. Each year two participants are selected through a competitive process to attend Boys Nation in Washington for further opportunities in leadership development.
Graduates are eligible to become a part of the alumni network and participate in volunteer opportunities as counselors in subsequent years.