Three young Grady County High School men were selected by the American Legion Post 54 to serve as delegates to the 2021 Oklahoma Boys State. Matthew Yokum, Pike Butler and Quentin Mantooth attended the May 29 – June 5 event at
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College.
Boys State is a nationwide program of Americanism and good citizenship sponsored and conducted by’the American Legion. It is a non-political, non-partisan program designed to enhance the love of God and Country in the youth of America. Boys State delegates learn the duties and responsibilities of citizenship by participation as citizens of mythical cities, counties, and states. In addition, delegates who successfully complete the one-week program may earn up to three college credits.
To be considered for Oklahoma Boys State, a young man must be between their junior and senior year of high school. Each interested applicant must complete an application and be approved by a local American Legion Post. Applications are accepted from public, private, and homeschooled students. This year because of COVID-19 canceling last year’s program, Seniors were eligible to attend.
Delegates to Oklahoma Boys State are chosen for their high moral character,
leadership, honesty, scholarship, and interest in government. Since its inception,
thousands of boys have received this valuable citizenship training in Oklahoma.
From the outstanding boys attending from across the state, two citizens of Oklahoma Boys State will be selected to represent Oklahoma at Boys Nation.