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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen To Speak at 2012 Badger Boys State

 

Attorney General Van Hollen will address students during the General Assembly TONIGHT at 7:30 p.m. in Ripon

 

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is pleased to serve again as the keynote speaker at this year's General Assembly of the 71st session of Badger Boys State, the weeklong program of The American Legion Department of Wisconsin.

 

Every June, nearly 900 high school seniors attend Badger Boys State (BBS), where they form a "51st state," and according to the BBS website, they “carry out all the main functions of city, county, and state government using basic laws and fundamental procedures of the State of Wisconsin as their guide.” Attorney General Van Hollen's remarks this evening will incorporate the theme of "Building Leadership for Tomorrow." The details are below.

 

Badger Boys State General Assembly

 

Monday, June 11, 2012

 

7:30 p.m.

 

J.M. Storzer Center, Gymnasium

 

404 Union Street
Ripon (Ripon College)

 

The Storzer Center is located at the west end of the Ripon College campus. The purpose of the BBS program, running this year from June 9 to 16, is “to educate our youth in the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of American citizenship,” according to the BBS Citizen's Manual. More information about the program is available at the following link:

 

BBS News Release