Jasmine Bylander was the Post #365 Badger Girls State representative, held at UW Oshkosh. Submitted photo
Jasmine Bylander was the Post #365 Badger Girls State representative, held at UW Oshkosh. Submitted photo

Submitted by Judi Brunner, Post #365

PLUM CITY, WI – Plum City American Legion Post #365 and American Legion Auxiliary Post #365 sponsored two Plum City students to attend 2017 Badger State.  The purpose is to promote understanding of our democratic form of government. That includes developing leadership skills, instilling pride as American citizens, educating citizens about our system of government and to instill a greater understanding of American traditions as well as stimulating a desire to maintain our democratic government process.

Jasmine Bylander , daughter of Jamie and Chris Bylander was the Badger Girls State representative, held at UW Oshkosh.  Jasmine will be a Senior at Plum City High School.  She told how she learned a lot in her week there and met a lot of interesting people.  There are two parties, the National Party and the Federal Party.  She was elected Clerk of Court for her County.  The group built a party platform and found all had to work together.  Governor Walker gave a speech to them also.

Tanner Luhman, son of Nikki Frickson and Jason Luhman, was the representative for Badger Boys State, held at Ripon College.  Tanner will be a Senior at Plum City High School.

According to the website for Boys Badger State, Badger Boys State is an experience like none other. It may be quickly described as a program, which teaches the workings of government “by doing,” but it is much more than that. It is a weeklong journey through many things that make us who we are: leaders, friends, students, athletes and most of all citizens of our respective cities, towns, and our state. Some people who have participated in the program have described it as “one of the most challenging, rewarding, and fun experiences of my life.”

Tanner said they had a fun week and really learned how the government is run, how things work and the necessity to keep on task.  They had a lot of meetings and he was elected to the City Board.

Both Tanner and Jasmine say thanks to Post #365 for the chance to be a part of these events.