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Boardman students honored for Americanism test

January 11, 2018
J.T. Whitehouse , The Town Crier

One Boardman student and the high school were recognized at the Jan. 2 meeting of American Legion Post 177 in Canfield. The recognition involved the Americanism test that Boardman High School student Luke Hetzel took during the second week of November.

According to Post 177 Commander Mike Kubitza, the test consists of 50 questions covering federal, state, county, and local government, the U.S. flag, U.S. Constitution, and the Declaration of Independence. The test is open for sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Each high school then selects up to six test winners and those names are submitted to the sponsoring post.

"We were sponsoring the test in Canfield and Boardman high schools," Kubitza said.

The Post takes the winners and selects the top six students, who are then submitted to the district level. Out of districts, the top six are sent to a state level where the top six in each grade were named state winners and were able to enjoy an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. In March.

Kubitza said none of Post 177's entries made it past districts, but he said it is still worthy of honoring those who did take the test.

Although Hetzel was not at the January Post 177 meeting, he was still recognized by proclamation. A second proclamation paid tribute to Boardman High School for allowing the Americanism and Government Test to be administered to interested students.

"We thank our high schools for providing the opportunity for students to take this test," Kubitza said. "The Canfield and Lowellville Posts of the American Legion are the only local Posts participating in this program.

 
 

 

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