Copeland attends American Legion Boys State

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

WARRENSBURG, Mo. ó Seth Copeland from Sikeston High School participated in The American Legion Boys State of Missouri June 15-23 on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.

During his week, he was a citizen of Clark City and held the position of House of Representatives. Copeland also attended Legislative and Executive Policy School while participating in Boys State.

Copeland was selected based on his leadership, citizenship, academics, and character during his junior year at Sikeston High School.

Copeland, who is the son of Dana Sanders and Jim Copeland, was sponsored by American Legion Post 63-Cape Girardeau Sponsors afford the opportunity for students to participate in this nationally recognized program and are critical to its continued success.

Boys State is a pure democracy in that all the citizens may vote and are eligible to hold office. The program is designed to educate and train Missouriís Young Leader in functional citizenship, leadership, and government. Nearly 1,000 student leaders build an entire state government in a single week.