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Seaver attains lieutenant governorship

By Staff | Jul 5, 2011

For one week a Rugby teen held a government office.

From June 12-17, Christopher Seaver participated and was elected lieutenant governor at Boys State, a mock government event, which is sponsored by the American Legion, held at the North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) campus in Wahpeton.

Participants attending Boys State are between their junior and senior years of high school, and are selected by the Legion. While there they learn firsthand about government at the city, county, and state levels. They elect officers and governing bodies, conduct simulations of emergencies and how a government would respond, and some write and publish a newspaper.

As lieutenant governor, Seaver was active during senate proceedings at Boys State. He was also part of the disaster simulations. He was second-in-command to the Boys State governor, Garret Fraser of Wahalla.

Seaver encourages people to participate in Boys State and parents to “pressure their kids into going,” saying that it is a “fun week.”

Seaver is also one of two representatives from North Dakota who will be attending Boys Nation in Washington, D.C. in July.

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