boys state alternate

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  1. jtho919

    jtho919 Member

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    Hey guys i was selected as a boys state alternate for my school .. do u know if this has any weight in admissions .. or is that only for actual delegates? thanks
     
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    Boys State

    Yes , the SA'S look at it from a leadership standpont. I would personaly call your State Department American Legion and see if or where you are on a wair list if any.

    RGK
     
  3. Dixieland

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    I don't believe there is a waiting list, but if the guy selected for Boys' State is unable to go, you would step into his place. It does happen because of sports conflicts, other travel plans, etc. In the meantime, be looking for other leadership opportunities.
     
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    ok thanks but does being an alternate count for anything ?
     
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    I highly doubt it.
     
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    I think it could possibly count for something. Call your MALO and ask what you should do. I remember from the application there was a section where you could write notes about your leadership experience. I would write down that you were selected as an alternate. Someone obviously saw leadership potential in you :biggrin:
    In the meantime, definitely call the American Legion that appointed you and ask where you stand. If you can get yourself in there, I would highly recommend it. I went to Girl's State last summer and it was soo much more than a leadership opportunity for a resume. It is an amazing and inspiring experience :smile:
     
  7. Ken2012

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    I've heard it being equal to Eagle Scout.

    The argument goes both ways... there's that leadership potential, but than again, an alternate isn't going and won't get the leadership experience from it.

    As mentioned before, see if you can get in still.
     
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    thanks alot for the great feedback guys :smile: im going to try and see what i can do
     

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