Chevron Donates $2,500 for Boys And Girls State Scholarships
MOUNDSVILLE — Chevron Appalachia has donated $2,500 to the Moundsville American Legion Post 3 to fund scholarships for Marshall County students to attend the American Legion Mountaineer Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Rhododendron Girls State.
“The American Legion, Earl Francis Post 3 family, the Legionnaires, auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion and the Legion Riders of Moundsville would like to thank Chevron Appalachia for their most gratuitous donation to Girls and Boys State,” Legion officials said. “This donation enables the Post 3 family to send deserving local high school juniors to participate in Mountaineer Boys State and Rhododendron Girls State. … This donation helps Post 3 continue to educate the youth of Marshall County in the areas of rights, privileges, duties and responsibilities in government as they pertain to citizenship.”
At the American Legion Mountaineer Boys State, participants are exposed to the rights, privileges, duties and responsibilities of a franchised citizen. The training is objective and practical with city, county and state governments operated by the students elected to the various offices.
Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, chorus and recreational programs. High school juniors are selected by local American Legion posts to attend the program, which has taken place at West Virginia University Jackson’s Mill since the program’s founding in 1936.
American Legion Auxiliary Rhododendron Girls State is a practical application of leadership, citizenship and patriotism. Using a nonpartisan curriculum, participants assume the roles of government leaders, campaigning as “Federalists” and “Nationalists” to become elected officials in the mock election at Girls State.
During the immersive learning program, delegates live in “cities” within a dormitory on Wheeling Jesuit University’s campus. RGS has benefited more than 26,000 students since the program’s founding in 1941.
“Chevron is proud to sponsor scholarships to American Legion Mountaineer Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Rhododendron Girls State for students in Marshall County to attend,” said Trip Oliver, manager of policy, government and public affairs for Chevron. “Supporting the areas where we operate is important to Chevron and we value the work that the American Legion is doing.”