Canyon Lake High Students Recognized for Boys State, Girls State

Oct. 27, 2023 - Six students represented Canyon Lake High School this summer at the American Legion Texas Boys State and the American Legion Auxiliary Texas Bluebonnet Girls State programs. These students were recognized during the Comal ISD Board of Trustees meeting October 26.

Annually, students from across Texas participate in Texas Boys State and Texas Bluebonnet Girls State to learn firsthand how city and state governments work. This year, Comal ISD was represented by 27 students.

Boys State and Girls State educate future leaders about government, civics and patriotism in a “learn by doing” environment. Each delegate is nominated by teachers, counselors and local American Legion posts throughout Texas to attend a one-week seminar.

At both Boys State and Girls State, delegates are evenly split into fictional parties. Each party drafts party platforms, elects party officials, nominates candidates via primary elections, and contests a general election against the rival party and its candidates. The delegates run for many kinds of offices including state, district, county and city offices. Those elected to the House of Representatives and Senate spend the week drafting, debating and passing bills on a wide range of social and economic issues.

Students need to be sponsored in order to attend these summer programs. The American Legion Walton F. Hoffmann Memorial Post 179 and the VFW Post 8573 in Canyon Lake sponsored the CLHS participants this year.


Canyon Lake High School 2023 Boys State and Girls State Graduates

  • Dru Ingalls
  • Alysa Johnson
  • Mia Kowalski
  • Michael Noin
  • Carson Reinarz
  • Tiergan Smith




-Canyon Lake High School students who participated in this summer’s Boys State and Girls State programs are pictured from left, Tiergan Smith, Mia Kowalski, Alysa Johnson and Michael Noin.

-Canyon Lake High School students who participated in this summer’s Boys State ad Girls State programs were recognized by the Comal ISD Board of Trustees on October 26.


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