SJCS Students Participate in Girls State, Boys State
Five SJCS students had the honor of participating in the American Legion Auxiliary Palmetto Girls State and the American Legion Palmetto Boys State this past week.
Grace Dumont attended Girls State at Presbyterian College, and Hammond Fayssoux, Adam Balts, Dixon Watts and Tradd Coulter were at Boys State at Anderson University.
Both are one-week leadership and citizenship training programs designed to educate outstanding high school students -- all rising seniors -- about state and local government.
Students are divided into "cities" and political parties, and they have an opportunity to prepare speeches, compose party platforms, debate current issues and vote for elected offices.