Paducah Tilghman Students Participate in Kentucky Boys State

Nominated by Paducah Tilghman and endorsed by local American Legion Posts, Tilghman’s four representatives joined 115 participants from around the state. In addition, three recent Tilghman graduates were selected to serve as counselors during the week. Logan Bakehouse, Jack Daniels, and Harrison Kelly, all 2015 Boys State participants, helped lead projects throughout the week.

Humphrey, Myers, Purefoy, and Rutherford were elected to the House of Representatives. In addition, Myers and Rutherford were elected to the Boys State City Council.

Purefoy was honored as Outstanding Speaker in the House of Representatives at the closing ceremony.

Kentucky Boys State was established in Kentucky in 1940 and the American Legion selects rising seniors in high schools to participate each year.

Max Wise, Kentucky State Senator and associate professor of political science at Campbellsville University said, "The program has had a long rich tradition nationally and throughout the Commonwealth for preparing young men for civic participation and military service.”
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