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City honors Boys State, Girls State students

Boys State and Girls State representatives honored during Monday's Atmore City Council meeting were: front row, left to right, Chyla Lindsey, Kaitlyn Abbott, Mikayla Spruill, Jakius Brown, Bradley Rolin and Joshua Fields; back row, left to right, Tyler Houston, Jason Perritt, Gerrall Norris, Noah Blue, Trevor Reaves, Matthew Ledford and Seth Egee.

Boys State and Girls State representatives honored during Monday’s Atmore City Council meeting were: front row, left to right, Chyla Lindsey, Kaitlyn Abbott, Mikayla Spruill, Jakius Brown, Bradley Rolin and Joshua Fields; back row, left to right, Tyler Houston, Jason Perritt, Gerrall Norris, Noah Blue, Trevor Reaves, Matthew Ledford and Seth Egee.

Thirteen area high school students were publicly recognized as Boys State and Girls State representatives, during Monday’s meeting of the Atmore City Council.

Those who are named representatives spend a week at a major university in their state — either the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, or Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla. During that week, the rising seniors learn about government, and develop leadership and speaking skills.

The program is sponsored locally by the Atmore American Legion Post 90 and Ladies Auxiliary.

The Girls State representatives honored Monday were Chyla Lindsey (Escambia County High School), Mikayla Spruill (Escambia Academy) and Kaitlyn Abbott (Flotation High School).

The Boys State representatives honored were Jakius Brown and Gerrall Norris from ECHS; Joshua Fields, Noah Blue and Bradley Rolin from EA; Matthew Ledford, Trevor Reaves and Seth Egee, from FHS; and Tyler Houston and Jason Perritt from Northview High School.

“You don’t know how good it makes me feel to see these fine young people,” Atmore Mayor Jim Staff said. “They are our future leaders.”

For more on this story, see the Wednesday, April 29, edition of The Atmore Advance.