Special to Atmore News
Atmore residents Charlie Henley and Nate Turner were delegates at the Eighty-Fourth American Legion Boys State July 11 through July 17 at the University of Alabama.
Charlie was involved in the City Official interest group. He fulfilled his responsibilities as an active citizen of Boys State by serving as City Clerk for his city of Weeks. During his term, he learned about the responsibilities and benefits of citizenship in the State of Alabama and the United States.
Charlie also played French horn in the Boys State Concert Band.
His parents are Jim and Diana Henley.
Nate Turner was involved in the House of Representatives. After being elected to the House of Representatives, where he served on the Agriculture and Transportation Committee, he learned the process of writing, debating, and passing legislation for Boys State.
Nate’s parents are Tim and Dawn Turner.
Both delegates attend Flomaton High School.
Nate and Charlie received $97,000 in College Scholarships each while attending Boys State.
American Legion Alabama Boys State is a leadership program for young men who have completed their junior year of high school and are leaders in their schools and communities. Boys State provides delegates with a working knowledge of how governments function on the city, county, and state levels.