South Dakota Legislature

House Commemoration 8006

Introduced by: Representative Duba

A LEGISLATIVE COMMEMORATION, honoring Auburn Brenner of Sioux Falls, South Dakota Girls State Governor, and Joseph Gebel of Mitchell, South Dakota Boys State Governor, and commending the South Dakota American Legion and Auxiliary for their sponsorship and coordination of the Girls State and Boys State programs.

WHEREAS, Auburn Brenner and Joseph Gebel were selected to serve in the highest office in the Girls State and Boys State programs, respectively, and are outstanding young South Dakota leaders; and

WHEREAS, the goals of Boys State and Girls State are to help youth understand and appreciate the American system of government and way of life, including the rights and responsibilities of citizenship; and to give a better knowledge of the fundamental principles of government within the state of South Dakota through a unique, learn-by-doing workshop; and

WHEREAS, the South Dakota American Legion and Auxiliary have worked diligently over the last seventy-five years to conduct these fine programs:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT COMMEMORATED, by the Ninety-Seventh Legislature of the State of South Dakota, that Auburn Brenner and Joseph Gebel be congratulated for their outstanding achievement, that appreciation be extended to those adults who donate time and energy to the program, and that the South Dakota American Legion and Auxiliary be recognized for their many years of sponsoring and conducting Boys and Girls State.