(BEDFORD) – Carter May and Hunter Myers have been selected by the American Legion Post No. 33 from a group of nominees to represent Bedford North High School at this year’s Hoosier Boys State Convention from June 16-21 at Trine University in Angola.
The American Legion coordinates the finding of these young men each year by providing applications and additional material to help prepare them as delegates.
Carter is the son of Chris and Amanda May and Susan May.
Carter is also member of the high school cross country team, as well as the Beta Club and National Honor Society.
His participation in the Lawrence County Youth Leadership Academy inspired him to participate in Hoosier Boys State.
He spends his summers as a lifeguard at Spring Mill State Park and Bryant Park Pool in Bloomington while volunteering as a laborer with the North Lawrence Community Schools maintenance department.
He and his family attend Mount Pleasant Christian Church.
Hunter is the son of Darrell and Heidi Myers.
Hunter is a member of the high school baseball team, Beta Club, National Technical Honor Society, and HOSA (Future Health Professionals).
He plans to attend Indiana University and pursue a career as an Optometrist.
Hunter spends his summer playing travel baseball for the Indiana Prospects. When he is not playing baseball, he’s assisting his younger brother with his baseball skills. In his free time, he enjoys exercising, investing and spending time with family and friends.
What is Hoosier Boys State?
American Legion Hoosier Boys State, or HBS, is a civic leadership program that simulates Indiana’s political process from the local to the state level. Over the course of a week, junior-aged high school students from across Indiana, known as Delegates, will actively work together to create a fictional, but functional state government – honing valuable leadership and organizational skills in the process.
The purpose of the program is to promote understanding of Indiana’s political process, the power of democracy and inspire leadership in our future leaders. At the conclusion of this unique program, Delegates will know more about Indiana’s political system than 90% of their peers, and they will be better prepared to make a positive influence in their community. That is why our motto is, “A week to shape a lifetime.”
Learning through Application
Guided by current and former government officials and qualified staff, Delegates will be the ultimate decision makers for the many facets of government at the city, county, and state levels. Among these challenges include: forming the party platform of two made-up parties, campaigning, debating, voting, passing laws, enforcing laws and much more!
Eligible candidates are teens who have completed their junior year of high school prior to attending HBS. A principal or school administrator, in cooperation with a local American Legion post, provide recommendations for potential Delegates based on various factors that indicate leadership potential. If selected, Delegates are expected to complete the week.
For more information visit www.hoosierboysstate.org