Ponca City Senior High School is pleased to announce that 25 Po-Hi students have been selected for Boys and Girls State honors. Boys/Girls State are summer leadership and citizenship programs sponsored by the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary for high school juniors, respectively. Only students who possess leadership abilities, above-average scholastic achievement, moral character, and loyalty and service in their schools and community should be considered.
Boys State was created in 1935 by two Illinois Legionnaires, and the first Boys State was held at the fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois. In 1938, the first Girls State program was held, and, although it differs a bit from the Boys State program, both programs have the goal of helping educate young people about their responsibilities as a U.S. citizen. Each year, approximately 40,000 young men and women participate in the program and since its inception there have been over 2,000,000 young men and women who have participated in the program.
PCPS Boys State 2020
PCPS Girls State 2020