Six Michigan City High School juniors have been selected as delegates for the 2017 Hoosier Boys and Girls State Programs. The week-long programs take place at Trine University in Angola, Indiana, in mid-June.
Hoosier State programs are designed to educate young men and women in the duties, privileges, rights, and responsibilities of citizenship. During the programs, students work with more than 600 other high schoolers from across Indiana, creating their own version of state, city and county governments. They also attend special sessions centered on leadership, law, media, and other fields.
Michigan City’s delegates are sponsored by the John Franklin Miller American Legion Post 37 and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 37. Selection is made by high school faculty; criteria includes leadership abilities, academic achievement, and strong character.
Girls State delegates from Michigan City High School this year include (L-R) Makayla Williams, Jenna Stevenson, and Sydney Kohn.
Boys State delegates (L-R) include Loukas Karallas, Davionne Garrett, and Ali Hakim.