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Local students take part in 75th annual Boys State

Four Butler County students recently took part in the 75th annual American Legion Alabama Boys State.

Georgiana School’s Devin Bonner, Fort Dale Academy’s Dylan Jones, Greenville High School’s Joshua Jones and McKenzie School’s Auben Presley represented their schools and Butler County at the event.

Bonner was elected to the House of Representatives, where he wrote and debated bills.

Dylan Jones was elected to the Senate, where he wrote and debated bills.

Joshua Jones helped develop a plan for the recruitment of an economic development project to his Boys State city.

Presley took part in emergency preparation training exercises.

Alabama Boys State is a leadership program for young men who have completed their junior year of high school and are expected to be campus leaders during their senior year.

It provides delegates with a working knowledge of how government functions on the city, county and state levels. Delegates are selected by their school faculty and community leaders.