I just heard I was nominated by my school for the American Legion Boy's State program. Being nominated is a huge honor. The nominated Students from Yucaipa High School will be interview by American Legion Post 426 in Yucaipa, and they will select one of us to attend this prestigious program. Here are just a few famous alumni of the Boys and Girls State programs include Neil Armstrong, Tom Brokaw, James Campbell[disambiguation needed], Bill Clinton, Mike Huckabee, Lawrence DiCara, Michelle D. Johnson, Russell Jones[disambiguation needed], Michael Jordan, Rush Limbaugh, George Pataki, Jane Pauley, Nancy Redd, Harry Reid, Nick Saban,Eric Greitens, Scott Bakula, Dick Cheney, Michael Dukakis, Roger Ebert, Jon Bon Jovi, Trent Lott. If your asking, what is Boy's State, here is the official explanation: American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State are the premier programs for teaching how government works while developing leadership skills & an appreciation for your rights as a citizen. As a participant in the program you, will run for office, learn public speaking, create and enforce laws and actively participate in all phases of creating and running a working government in this exciting and fun summer program. Here is world famous newscaster, Tom Brokaw, talking about Boy's State.