Badger Girls State was held at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh June 18-23, 2017 and Badger Boys State was held at Ripon College June 10-17, 2017.
The Badger State representatives from the Class of 2018 have been selected based on:
- LEADERSHIP – ability to lead and to assume responsibility for leadership; an organizer, with ability to execute a project in harmony with others
- CHARACTER – high standard of conduct (cooperative, considerate, courteous); good reputation; dependable; truthful; fine ideals; punctual; interest in family and school; willingness to follow rigid rules
- INTEREST IN GOVERNMENT & CITIZENSHIP – American history and social problems; community participation and services; keen sense of right; patriotism; citizen responsibility
Organizations from Galesville, Ettrick, Trempealeau and surrounding communities sponsor these students to attend a weeklong Americanism program.
Badger Girls State and Badger Boys State students separately become “51st” states and will function according to the laws of the State of Wisconsin. The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, Trempealeau Lions Club, and area Veterans’
groups are working to keep patriotism a part of the education of our children; the entire program is a non-partisan, non-political and hopes to instill in the participating youth a love of country.
The following students have been selected and are looking forward to attending Badger State:
-Sponsored by Ettrick American Legion Auxiliary – Chloe A., Nicholas S.
-Sponsored by Trempealeau Lions Club – Alanna P., Benjamin B.
-Sponsored by Galesville Area Veterans/Rowles-McBride American Legion – Cole J., Brett L (Alternate) -Sponsored by Menomonie Falls AMVETS #5 – Nathan R.
-Sponsored by Marathon American Legion Post #469 – Isaac T.