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Page 8 Lake Stevens Journal July 13, 2011 JOURNAL STAFF Five students represented Lake Ste- vens High School at the 2010 Boys State leadership conference held from June 13-19 on the Central Washington State University campus in Ellensburg. High-school juniors Vincent Bruscas, Charlie Hannigan, Alex Johnson, Nick Johnson, and Mackenzie Simon par- ticipated in the week-long simulation in government that is often called a leader- ship action program in practical citizen— ship. About 250 of the best students from schools around Washington attended “Evergreen Boys State" this year. All five LSHS students, along with the others, participated as citizens at the local, county, and state levels of govern- ment. The first election result early in the week announced Simon as mayor of one of the nine cities. This was exciting news to share with family back home. Bruscas had “a fantastic time run— ning for lieutenant governor," and then when he did not win, he “enjoyed being a house representative, being an officer to three committees, and enjoying time with others at Boys State." This involve- ment was in addition to the regular participation as a local, county, and state citizen. “I had a great time at Boys State,” exclaimed Alex Johnson. He and his brother Nick were each elected to the state supreme court. Hannigan was elected governor. This Rotary scholarship recipients JOURNAL STAFF The Rotary Club of Lake Stevens presented $1,000 scholarships to four students from Granite Falls and three students from Lake Stevens High School as part of the 2011 Rotary Scholarships program. The presentation was made at the Club meeting on May 20 by Dean Franz, Chair- man of the Vocational Committee and Dave DeLorm, the Club President. ROTARY Contributed Photo Pictured from left to right are: Dean Franz, Kylee Hilde, Brooke Dalgleish from Lake Stevens High School and Hanna Schneiders, D'mitri Rondorf, Maia Hanson, Shante Stoweil‘from Granite Falls High School. Juliana Borges was unavailable for the picture. E ORTHODO 0%“ v M $0 VIC}? , www.bourneorthodontics.com Marysviile - 815 State Ave Suite 3 360-659—021 was a tremendous accomplishment. He also received other honors for his performance at Boys State. “Boys State unified, connected, and nurtured all of the kids who participated. The friends that I’ve made, and the sto- ries I now have will stay with me forever,” Hannigan said. All high-school boys are eligible to attend who have completed their junior year with at least one more semester of high school remaining. Mr. Jim Tally, long-time educator at Lake Stevens High School, has served for many years as liaison with LSHS and The American Legion for the Boys and Girls State pro— grams. “Citizens” at Boys State (and Girls State) are selected in a variety of ways, but must demonstrate outstanding Dr. Jason Steinhubei Lake Stevens 9623 32nd St. Highway 9 business center ,’ (425) 335-1111 Dr. Jason, m; Michelle, ' Local students learn about government at Boys State leadership, character, scholarship, and loyalty and service to their schools. The students are eligible to earn four college credits for their efforts because of the depth and scope of the program and the work involved. Their tuition, room and board, and transportation were paid by Lake Stevens Memorial American Legion Post 181 and private donations. Boys State and Girls State are annual events held in June for high school ju- niors. Locally, The American Legion and the Legion Auxiliary with assistance from Talley and other LSHS staff have been selecting and sending qualified students for years. For more information visit: www.evergreenboysstate.org or email: inf0@post181.org. L to R: Charlie Hannigan. Vincent Bruscas, Alex Johnson, Mackenzie Johnson and Nick Johnson. Sabrina, 8: Luke. . . , q Includes new patient exam, bite-wing xrays, regular cleaning, andtiuoride! Cleaningla preventive and not for periodontal patients. Offer is for new patients without any Insurance coverage. V , Expires Sept. 1, 2011. ‘ ALL SMILES ‘ yia'KeStevens.com