Boy’s State Candidates Announced

The Ely American Legion is pleased to announce it has selected two young men to attend Boy’s State in June to represent the local American Legion Post. Hunter Gehrke of Solon and Jake Crumbo of Ely will attend the Iowa American Legion Hawkeye Boys State at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa from the 14th to the 19th of June.

Iowa American Legion Hawkeye Boys State is a weeklong “Hands-On” experience in the operation of the democratic form of government, the organization of political parties, and the relationship of one to the other in shaping Iowa government. Through the Boys State objective of “learning by doing”, young men will learn more about city, county and state government in one week than they would in an entire semester of high school.


Hunter Gehrke is the son of Brad and Tina Elwood-Gehrke and is currently a junior at Solon High School. Hunter participates in cross country and is a four year letter winner in trapshooting. Hunter is interested in law enforcement and is currently taking college classes at Kirkwood in addition to his high school studies.


Jake Crumbo is the son of Chris and Wendy Crumbo and is currently a junior at Prairie High School. Jake is active in tennis and is a member of Business Professionals of America and the National Honor Society. Jake serves as a mentor at Prairie Creek School and has started his own company called Crumbo Crunch.


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