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Post 83 announces Boys State, Girls State representatives

American Legion Post 83, Mathews, has announced its 2022 Boys and Girls State representatives.

This year’s Girls State representatives are Sarah Ashbaugh and Lillian Copeland and alternate Emily Thiel-Goin of Mathews High School. Boys State representatives are Ethan Alexander of Mathews High School, Lan-don Reihs of Christchurch School, and Josh Leggett of Middlesex High School.

Participants in the long-standing program create local and state governments and run these organizations during weeklong programs held at Virginia universities.

This will be the 80th year for Boys State and the 76th year for Girls State, said a press release. Representatives are selected by their peers and teachers and submitted to the local American Legion Post (June 19-25) for the final selections and arrangements.

The Mathews Rotary Club, the Piankatank Ruritan Club, and the Mathews Lions Charity Foundation also donated funds to send the chosen representatives to the program, said the release.

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