Wiggins attends Boys State events
Published 8:38 pm Wednesday, June 18, 2008
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Robert Clay Wiggins recently attended the 71st annual American Legion Boys State program in Tuscaloosa.
Wiggins, a senior at W.S. Neal High School, was chosen as a member of the Governor's Commission on Corrections program while at the event.
While in Tuscaloosa, Boys State representatives also had an opportunity to learn the responsibilities and benefits of Alabama and U.S. citizenship.
Alabama Boys State is a leadership program for young men who have completed their junior year of high school and are expected to be campus leaders during their senior year.
It provides delegates with a working knowledge of how our government functions on the city, county and state levels.
Acceptance into Alabama Boys State is a privilege and granted by invitation only. Delegates are selected by their school faculty and community leaders.
Alabama Boys State is sponsored by the American Legion and is directed by retired judge Pete Johnson of Birmingham with assistant directors Judge Joel Laird of Anniston and Ted Copland of Pickensville serving.
Wiggins will begin his senior year at W.S. Neal High School in the fall and will be among those graduating in spring 2009.
Wiggins is the son of Lance and Eulene Wiggins of Brewton.