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Potter Legion & Auxiliary Honor Two For Girls, Boys State

Virginia Herboldsheimer and Terell Gray


April 25, 2019

The Potter American Legion Auxiliary Unit 291 has selected Virginia Herboldsheimer, the daughter of Bryan and Laurie Herboldsheimer, to attend Cornhusker Girls State to be held on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln-campus the week of June 2-8.

Virginia Herboldsheimer's school activities include Volleyball, One Acts, Basketball, Speech, Track, National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl, Swing Choir and Letterman's Club. Her community involvement includes Job's Daughters, Salvation Army Bell Ringer, Holy Trinity Church, Miss Potter Days Attendant and the Lions Club Food Booth.

Other organizations helping the Potter American Legion Auxiliary Unit 291 financially to be able to send Virginia, a junior from the Potter-Dix High School, to Cornhusker Girls State are: Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Social Neighbors Club and Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865.

Delegates attending Cornhusker Girls State will study local, county and state government processes in a nonpartisan political learning experience.

They will receive special instruction in parliamentary procedure and organize themselves into two mythical political parties.

They then campaign, hold rallies, debate and ultimately vote to elect city, county and state officials. Once elected to office, delegates are sworn in and perform their prescribed duties.

Citizens not elected to office are given appointments and visit the offices of their elected or appointed counterparts in actual state, county or city government.

Terell Gray the son of Wendy Relerford and Chris Wilson of Kimball, has been very much involved at Potter-Dix High School, where he lettered in the following: football,(All District Honorable Mention for Offensive Line in 2017) basketball, track, choir, band, speech, and in one act play production - receiving the District Outstanding Actor performance in 2018.

Terell's future goals after graduating high school include plans to go into the field of Criminal Justice.

Terell will join nearly 400 other high school juniors from across Nebraska participating in the American Legion Cornhusker Boys State, June 2 – June 8 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln downtown campus.

The annual citizenship program, sponsored by the Nebraska American Legion, is designed to provide youth with a better understanding of how city, county and state governments operate.

Each boy is sponsored locally by an American Legion Post, or supported by some other patriotic, civic, fraternal or religious group in cooperation with the local American Legion Posts.

The Potter American Legion Post 291 is Terell's financial sponsor for the 2019 Boys State program.

Special lectures and addresses will be delivered by experienced public officials and professional leaders from Nebraska on subjects pertinent to the program of instructions.


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