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Dayton American Legion and banks send youths to Boys State

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Dayton American Legion and banks send youths to Boys State

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    Contributed photo | Shown here at Liberty First Liberty National Bank, from left, are Post Service Officer Mike Key, Nolan Myers of LHS, Bank Executive Assistant Keri Elliott, Bank Branch Manager Whitney Weatherford, Justin Valle of HDHS, Rafael Martinez of LHS, Post Adjutant Jerry Killion, Bank President and CEO Kelly Stretcher.
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    Contributed photo | Shown here at Hardin Bank, from left, are Post Service Officer Mike Key, Justin Valle of HDHS, Bank Senior VP Bob Allen, Nolan Myers of LHS, Rafael Martinez of LHS, and Post Adjutant Jerry Killion.
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    Contributed photo | Shown here at Liberty Allegiance Bank, from left, are Post Service Officer Mike Key, Nolan Myers-LHS, Rafael Martinez of LHS, Maria Trevizo-Bank Assistant VP, Bank VP Bessie Conn, Justin Valle of HDHS, and Post Adjutant Jerry Killion.
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    Contributed photo | Shown here at Hull Texas First State Bank, from left, are Post Service Officer Mike Key, Rafael Martinez-LHS, Nolan Myers-LHS, Gina Clark-Banking Center Manager, Justin Valle-HDHS, and Post Adjutant Jerry Killion.
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    Contributed photo | Shown here at Dayton First Liberty National Bank, from left, are Post Service Officer Mike Key, Justin Valle of HDHS, Bank First VP Tyler Jackson, Bank Branch Manager Brittany Groning, Rafael Martinez of LHS, Nolan Myers of LHS, and Post Adjutant Jerry Killion.
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    Contributed photo | Shown here at Dayton Prosperity Bank, from left, are Post Service Officer Mike Key, Rafael Martinez of LHS, Bank President Terri Beene, Justin Valle of HDHS, Nolan Myers of LHS, and Post Adjutant Jerry Killion.
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    Contributed photo | Shown here at Liberty Texas First State Bank, from left, are Post Service Officer Mike Key, Rafael Martinez of LHS, Nolan Myers of LHS, Banking Center Manager Gina Clark, Justin Valle-HDHS, and Post Adjutant Jerry Killion.
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    Contributed photo | Shown here at Dayton Allegiance Bank, from left, are Post Service Officer Mike Key, Nolan Myers of LHS, Justin Valle of HDHS, Bank Senior VP Arlene Langham, Bank Office Manager Beverly Humphries, Rafael Martinez of LHS, and Post Adjutant Jerry Killion.
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    Contributed photo | Shown here at Liberty Prosperity Bank, from left, are Post Service Officer Mike Key, Justin Valle of HDHS, Bank President Marsha LaFour, Rafael Martinez of LHS, Nolan Myers of LHS, and Post Adjutant Jerry Killion.

Dayton Memorial American Legion Post 512 selected Rafael Martinez and Nolan Myers from  Liberty High School, William Sims Jr. from Hardin High School and Justin Valle from Hull-Daisetta High School to attend this year’s American Legion Boys State program in Austin, June 17-21, a one week intensive education program of government instruction for high school junior upperclassmen. It is a participatory program where each participant becomes part of the operation of his local, county and state government.

The local community banks, Dayton Prosperity Bank, Dayton Allegiance Bank, Dayton First Liberty National Bank, Liberty First Liberty National Bank, Liberty Prosperity Bank, Liberty Allegiance Bank, Liberty Texas First Bank, Hull Texas First Bank and Hardin Bank teamed up with Dayton Memorial Post 512 to help sponsor these young men to attend  this outstanding American Legion program in Austin.

On July 31, Rafael, Nolan and Justin along with American Legion officers visited each one of the banks mentioned above to thank each of the bank presidents and/or bank managers for their sponsorship and presented them with a written account of their experience.The four young men will also address Dayton Memorial Post 512 meeting on Aug. 20.

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