Post sends 12 to Boys State

Carson Park
Cameron Mehringer
Avery Hollinden
Nathan Mehringer
Jason Mair
Lucas Harder
Kadon Hurm
Quentin Harmon
Austin Palmer
Trenton Harrison
Dalton Lampert
Jared Young

JASPER — Jasper American Legion Post 147 of Jasper announces the attendees of the recent Hoosier Boys State Program conducted at Trine University in Angola from June 16 through 21.

Students attending from Jasper High School were Carson

Park, Cameron Mehringer, Avery Hollinden, Nathan Mehringer, Jason Mair, Lucas Harder, Kadon Hurm and Quentin Harmon.

Students attending from Northeast Dubois High School were Austin Palmer, Trenton Harrison, Dalton Lampert and Jared Young.

The number of attendees from the Jasper American Legion Post 147 was the largest number of delegates from the Department of Indiana.

The campus of the university is well equipped to care for the over 500 young men who attend Hoosier Boys State each year, with state-of-art housing facilities, a local hospital, athletic facilities, and more.

The American Legion Boys State is a nationwide program providing young men the opportunity to immerse themselves in a week of theory, organizational experience and practical application of the democratic process and form of government.

During the week-long experience, more than 500 high school juniors learned the basic fundamentals, structure and operation of goverment, from city to state levels and then conducted a mock election and operated the executive, legislative and juiscial branches of Hoosier Boys State.

Approximately $13,000 in college scholarships was awarded to Hoosier Boys State citizens at last year’s Hoosier Boys State Session. The McHale, Kossa, and Samsung Scholarships are awarded to citizens based on their academic, social, and Boys State activities and performance. 

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Boys State Delegate who excelled during his stay at Trine University. Each delegate has been provided a scholarship application which is due by Sept. 1.  The recipient will receive his scholarship during his school’s senior awards day in 2020.

Sponsors for Boys State this year were American Legion Post 147 of Jasper, Sons of The American Legion Squadron 147 of Jasper, American Legion Riders, Jasper Optimist Club, Knights of Columbus, St Joseph Holy Name Society, Jasper Seating Company Inc., German American Bank, Jasper Outdoor Recreation Inc., Uebelhor & Sons, Meyer Distributing, Jasper Engine & Transmission Exchange, Southern Indiana Leatherneck Marine Corp League, Wabash Valley Produce, Raymond James Investment, Jeff Schneider, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Jasper Moose Lodge 1175, Jasper Kiwanis Club, Farbest Foods, Jasper Lions Club and Ed Oser. 

For further information children and youth programs offered by the American Legion Post 147, contact Chairman Daniel B. Lawson at 812-661-2440 or


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