Waukesha West Student attends Badger Boys State
WILLIAM TYNDALL SELECTED AS BADGER BOYS STATE REPRESENTATIVE
Student Leaders Will Create 51st State in Ripon
Waukesha –Waukesha West High School has selected William Tyndall as a 2012 representative to the 71st session of Badger Boys State.
Badger Boys State is a youth leadership program sponsored by the Wisconsin American Legion designed to educate youth in the duties, privileges, rights, and responsibilities of American citizenship. The program has been developed on the fundamental principle that young people learn best by actively participating in the process. As much as possible, the mechanics of government in Badger Boys State are modeled after Wisconsin’s own government at the city, county and state level.
William Tyndall of Waukesha, son of Brian and Susan Tyndall, is a junior at Waukesha West High School and is a member of Waukesha West’s State and National Champion Academic Decathlon Team. William also participates in Marching Band and plays the tuba. He is also a Life Scout in his local Boy Scout Troop, Troop 63. William was inducted into the National Honor Society this past spring. He looks forward to representing his school and the community with integrity and pride at this remarkable program.
“I am very excited to be Waukesha West High School’s student representative at this program, and I believe that it will be challenging and rewarding. I look forward to this event and I would really like to make the most of it,” said William Tyndall.
Badger Boy State representatives are selected by local high schools throughout Wisconsin based on their qualifications as good students, exhibiting strong leadership skills and in the top third of their class. Previous Badger Boys State graduates are prominent today as leaders in public office, business and the armed forces.
The week-long Badger Boys State program begins June 9, 2012 in Ripon, WI. The annual program brings together approximately 850 high school students from across Wisconsin to create a 51st state known as Badger Boys State.
Badger Boys State participants develop their own party platforms, pass local ordinances and utilize a state patrol and judicial system to enforce the laws and constitution of the 51st state. Additionally, citizens choose from a series of schools of instruction - ranging from law school and peace officer school, to schools on lobbying and campaign strategies. Badger Boys State participants also have an opportunity to participate in a variety of team sports that compete throughout the week, a band and choir, Color Guard, and write for the Badger Bugle Citizen, the official newspaper of Badger Boys State.
For more information on the program and follow the session, go to badgerboysstate.com.