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Madison boys take part in Alabama Boys State

Published 11:21am Friday, June 10, 2011

Alabama Boys State, a leadership and citizenship training program, chose more than 20 young men from the Madison County area.

The program is sponsored by the American Legion.

Qualifications for being chosen include demonstration of leadership, hard work, strong morals and motivation in school as well as community services. The program is for rising high school seniors.

Guest speakers included Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb, Alabama Supreme Court Justice Jim Main, University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and NBA star Dwight Howard.

The boys chosen from the Madison County area included:

Sean McCarthy, Huntsville High School
James Powers, Hazel Green High School
Brandon Wagner, Virgil I. Grissom High School
Michael Adcock II, Providence Classical
John Ahn, Virgil I. Grissom High School
Braxton Babbidge, New Hope High School
Michael Becher, Lee High School
Bradley Bolan, Hazel Green High School
Nathanie Fee, Huntsville High School
Cory Henry, Hazel Green High School
Sutton Hernandez, Virgil I. Grissom High School
Ethan Hoder, Sparkman High School
David Hughes, Bob Jones High School
Blair Hunter, Madison County High School
Tyler Keel, New Hope High School
Colton Macleod, Huntsville High School
Trey McAdam, Huntsville High School
Prentice Moore, J. O.  Johnson High School
Blake Muzny, New Hope High School
Alexander Ogden, Bob Jones High School
Garret Ozbolt, Virgil I. Grissom High School
Austin Thigpen, Bob Jones High School
Paul Thompson, Sparkman High School
Donovan Williams, New Hope High School
Christopher Wilson, Sparkman High School
Joshua Yarbrough, Huntsville High School

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