Virginia Attorney General visits Boys State at Radford University
Commonwealth Attorney General Mark Herring visited the nearly 650 young men of Virginia Boys State at Radford University on June 23.
In addition to offering his perspective on several high profile issues facing Virginia, Herring offered advice for the assembled citizens to follow as they prepare for their futures.
"If you keep open to the possibilities before you, you're going to have a lot of great opportunities," Herring said.
This is the third year that Radford University has hosted Boys State, a unique opportunity where participants - exemplary high school juniors selected by Virginia's American Legion posts to attend on the strength of their academics, leadership abilities and citizenship - spend their week learning about American civic principles and participating in a simulation of local and state government.
In many cases, expenses of attending this program are paid by a sponsoring American Legion Post, local business or other community-based organization.