WEST COLUMBIA, SC -- Several Lexington Two high school students have been selected for the prestigious Palmetto Boys and Girls State program this summer.
The weeklong programs, sponsored by the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary, offer a range of leadership and citizenship activities that emphasize the workings of government and politics. Participants have completed their junior year and are selected based on leadership, scholarship, character and service, among other criteria.
Participants from Lexington Two high schools are:
American Legion Auxiliary Girls State
Airport: Emma Chandler, Jasmine Dewerdt, Katie Kyzer and Kallie Richbourg
Brookland-Cayce: Paw Der, Aubrey Ellisor, Haley Martin and Kelsy White
Palmetto Boys State
Brookland-Cayce: Joe B. (Tradd) Castles, Garrett Galloway, Jacob Hewitt, Kaden Hicks, Adam Krissinger, Khai Truang, Ben Welch and Allen Wilson
This year’s programs are set for June 9-15 -- the boys at Anderson University, the girls at Presbyterian College.