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Ponca City Public Schools Announce Students Selected for Boys and Girls State Honors


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

Payton Little
Aaron Maloney
Gabe Klein
Brenner McDougal
Collin Crandall
Gavyn Bales
Nate Harbeson
Jaden Schneeberger
Juan Lopez
Koby Wilson
Braden Ladner
Ryan Turnipseed
HB Bowers
Andrew Rogers
Nathan Alvarez
Robert Donelson
Luke McHenry
Austin Spiser
David Miller
Alfonso Barragan

PCPS Girls State 2020

               Kaylee Wimberley              
Carlie Badley
Emma Burch
Naomi Gertken
Morgan King

Brooke Pruitt
Ashley Pittser