Hamm attends Alabama Boys State

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Christopher A. Hamm, an upcoming senior at Thompson High School, has successfully graduated from the 71st-annual session of Alabama Boys State. Hamm, along with 600 other boys from across the state, attended a week of activities held on the campus of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. These students join a long and proud tradition of former Boys Staters who have represented their schools, communities and families.

While attending Boys State, Hamm was selected to serve on the committee to write a new Alabama constitution. While serving on this committee, he was elected to serve as the president of the Constitutional Convention. Hamm also received the highest honor, being named the Most Outstanding Member of the Constitutional Convention, and was recognized at the graduation ceremony. The constitution the students drafted was presented and ratified by the Boys State members as they met in the Alabama State Capital on their visit to Montgomery.

The American Legion sponsors Alabama Boys State. It is their belief that by teaching youth to understand and appreciate the basic principles involved in management of a democratic society, we can keep America strong and ensure freedom for future generations.

Hamm will be a senior this fall at Thompson High School.