Nevada County students selected for California Boys State Conference

Editor’s note: Submitted to The Union and other media by Nevada Joint Union High School District

Eight high school juniors from Nevada County were nominated to attend the California Boys State Conference at Sacramento State University from June 22-26. The program is meant to educate and spur involvement in local, county and state government.

The students hail from four different high schools, and were nominated by the Nevada Joint Union High School District and the American Legion Frank Gallino Post 130.

Students were selected for their high moral character, strong leadership abilities and above-average scholastic achievement. They also demonstrated an interest in government and current events.

The delegates are Michael Keene, Cole Retzler and Mitchell Pelline of Ghidotti; Sam Walker and Jacob Knox of Bear River; Triston Koch of Nevada Union; and Eli DeYoung and Blake Hammond of Forest Lake Christian.

Alternates include Coal Barker and Samuel Johnson of Nevada Union and Wyatt Ronk of Bear River.

If selected at the conference, students will go onto Boys Nation in Washington D.C.

Source: Nevada Joint Union High School District

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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