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Jacobson attends American Legion Boys State

The Alexandria Post 87 of the American Legion sent Elliot Jacobson, an incoming senior at Jefferson High School in Alexandria, as its selection to the 65th annual American Legion Boys State.

It was held on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall June 9-15. Approximately 385 Boys Staters attended.

The program's mission is to instill the ideals of civic duty, Americanism and an appreciation for democracy. It is a learning experience in local and state government.

Jacobson is the son of Tom and Joni Jacobson of Alexandria. He was elected to city council, state representation, served on the Boys State Newspaper and was in the state choir.