Somerset's Northey, Schmitt to attend Badger StateExposing young people to the experience of participating in government is the goal of Badger Girls and Boys State. This year’s Somerset delegate to Badger Girls State is Sarah Northey, daughter of Paul and Lisa Northey. The Somerset delegate to Badger Boys State is William Schmitt, the son of John and Kathleen Schmitt.
Exposing young people to the experience of participating in government is the goal of Badger Girls and Boys State. The program is sponsored by the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary who pay the tuition for the delegates. Students must have an interest in government and citizenship.
This year’s Somerset delegate to Badger Girls State is Sarah Northey, daughter of Paul and Lisa Northey. Sarah currently holds a 3.86 overall GPA, which qualifies her to be a member of the National Honor Society. She also excels in extracurricular activities. She is a member of the Spartan volleyball and track teams. She is also a member of Friendship group. This group of students volunteers to help students in our school who have learning disabilities.
The Somerset delegate to Badger Boys State is William Schmitt, the son of John and Kathleen Schmitt. William has an overall GPA of 3.9, which makes him eligible for National Honor Society. Schmitt excels in the area of math and science. As a junior he has already completed calculus and chemistry 2. William is also a member of the Spartan track team.
Candidates for Badger Girls State must be juniors who rank in the upper half of the class. They must also have outstanding qualities of leadership, good moral character, cooperativeness, dependability, and participate in extracurricular activities. Badger Girls State will be held during the week of June 17-22 on the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh campus. More than 700 girls will learn by doing as they function on city, county and state level governments. They will elect officials in the manner prescribed by regular election procedures and conduct business on those levels. These future stateswomen will become more informed citizens about how government functions.
Candidates for Badger Boys State must be juniors who rank in the upper third of the class, demonstrate outstanding qualities of leadership and participate in extra-curricular activities. Badger Boys State will be held during the week of June 9-16 on the campus of Ripon College. Approximately 850 young men from every part of Wisconsin will come together as citizens of a new state. They will carry out all the main functions of city, county and state government using basic laws and fundamental procedures of the State of Wisconsin as their guide. These future leaders will develop a sense of individual obligation to their community, state and union.
Students participating in the Badger State programs bring back to their communities a better understanding of government and the value of citizenship. The will also be strengthened with the friendships they have established while being involved in the week-long experience.