Recently, Boys State delegates heard oral arguments in two Supreme Court cases at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville as part of the week-long Boys State program sponsored by the American Legion. This is the 10th consecutive year that Boys State delegates have participated in the SCALES Program. SCALES, which stands for Supreme Court Advancing Legal Education for Students, is a Tennessee Supreme Court initiative designed to educate students about the judicial branch of government.
The American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students. It is a participatory program where each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government.
On May 31, Girls State will be participating in SCALES at Lipscomb University in Nashville.