Vielhaber to attend Boys’ State this month

Dan Vielhaber

Dan Vielhaber

Dan Vielhaber, 16, has been selected to attend American Legion Boys’ State of Missouri that will take place from June 17 to June 24 on the campus of Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg.

Vielhaber is sponsored by American Legion Post 299.

He has completed his junior year at Vianney High School and was selected based on his leadership and citizenship skills.

His accomplishments include being a member of the National Honor Society and the German Honor Society.

A Boy Scout, he also has been named to the First Honors Honor Roll. He is a member of the racquetball team.

Vielhaber is the son of Dave and Carol Vielhaber of Oakville.

Boys’ State is a pure democracy in that all citizens may vote and are eligible to hold office.

The program is designed to educate and train Missouri’s young leaders in functional citizenship, leadership and government.

Nearly 1,000 student leaders will build an entire state government in a single week.

The entire Boys’ State staff is comprised of educational, legal, professional and civic leaders who volunteer their time each year.

Missouri Boys’ State is sponsored by the Missouri American Legion.