The following students from the area attended North Dakota Boys State at Wahpeton last week: Cole Willette, Alamo; Waylon DeCoteau and Tristan DeCoteau, both Belcourt; Aaron Kabanuk, Burlington; Dalton Weeks, Grenora; Lathan Smith, Mandaree; Ryan Bent, Tanner Kadlec, Liam Thrailkill, Roman Frias and Justin Kovich, all Minot; Hunter Andes, Plaza; Jake Hanson, Austin Keller, Jared Mitzel and Ethan Schwalk, all Turtle Lake; and James Wahus, Watford City,
Area girls at Girls State
Area girls attending Flickertail Girls State in Grand Forks last week were Ashaye DeCoteau, Belcourt; Denna Allmaras and Emily Gibbens, both Cando; Trisha Howell, Makoti; Alexandria Hamm, Minot; Jessica Aubol and Saritha Haugsdal, both New Town; Jessica Buxton, Ray; Bobbie Hennessy, Stanley; Jade Macasaet, Tioga; Natalie Bergquist and Cassidy Freeman, both Turtle Lake; Emily Segneri, Watford City; and Cheyenne Liedle, White Earth.
High school juniors from across the state attended the weeklong event, which teaches girls about civics and government. The event is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.