Five endorsed for Boys, Girls State

Five high school juniors will attend week-long government education programs this summer after being endorsed by Forest Lake American Legion Post 225 and SAL.

North Lakes Academy students Branden Flasch and Michael “Ty” Nosser, with Garret Swanson of Forest Lake High School, will attend Boys State at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall.


Danielle Rybak, Forest Lake High School, and Mackenzie Hale, North Lakes Academy, will be at Girls State at Bethel University in St. Paul.

From June 9 to June 15 the five will undergo citizenship training to learn the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of government in a democratic society.

Students divide into two political parties and hold elections to fill city, county and state governmental positions.