Legionnaires choose Prombo for Iowa Hawkeye Boys State

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PHS junior Jacob Prombo of Perry has been chosen by the American Legion Post 85 of Perry to attend the annual session of the Iowa Hawkeye Boys State at Camp Dodge in Johnston.

Perry High School junior Jacob Prombo of Perry has been chosen by the American Legion Post 85 of Perry to attend the annual session of the Iowa Hawkeye Boys State to be held June 11-16 at Camp Dodge near Johnston.

Prombo is the son of James Prombo and Sharon Hausner Prombo of Perry.



Jacob Prombo is one of approximately 700 young men attending Iowa Hawkeye Boys State who have completed their junior year of high school. Their weeklong session will involve the study of city, county and state government and the process of administering them according to the laws of Iowa.

The boys also participate in mock legislative sessions, with campaigning, party rallies, debating and voting — all leading to a deeper knowledge of parliamentary procedure.

In addition to their political activities, the Iowa Hawkeye Boys State participants hear a variety of motivational speakers along with local and state government officials. The culmination of the week occurs Friday, June 17 at the final general assembly, when awards and scholarships are announced.

Prombo attends PHS and DMACC and follows a course of study in American history, mathematical analysis, chemistry, English and criminal justice. He runs on the PHS cross country team and enjoys spending his free time with his family and friends.

Prombo was chosen to attend Iowa Hawkeye Boys State on the basis of interest, leadership and scholastic qualities. Iowa Hawkeye Boys State is sponsored by the Iowa Department of the American Legion.

While at Camp Dodge, Iowa Hawkeye Boys State delegates are supervised by commissioners of Iowa Boys State and the Iowa State Patrol, and they are counseled by agents of Iowa government, the Iowa National Guard, the U.S. military services and military academies, professional career fields — lawyers, college admission counselors and teachers — and former American Legion Boys State delegates. Staff are always available for assistance.

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