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Junior High Student Council Visits Boys Town

Syracus Junior High Student Councile representatives with Father Boes, National Executive Director of Boys Town.

​​Eight Syracuse, Nebraska, Junior High Student Council officers and their sponsor visited Boys Town, Monday, May 9, 2016, for their annual field trip excursion. It was the tenth consecutive year the Syracuse group chose to come to Boys Town.

Student Council sponsor Sallie Agena said her students have choices on where to take their annual field trip. Every year, despite a change of officers, they say “we want to go to Boys Town.”

Agena’s students began their day by meeting with Boys Town National Executive Director Father Steven Boes. They then went to Wegner Middle School, meeting kids their age, and taking part in Wegner’s Opening Celebration.

The tour also included visits to the Boys Town Hall of History, the Family Home of Lon and Marie ​Ruhter, Dowd Chapel, the Headquarters building, and Palrang Field House, where they had the opportunity to meet Boys Town football Coach Kevin Kush.

The group presented a $500 check to Boys Town. The total donation from the Syracuse Junior High Student Council after 10 years now stands at $4,000.

“Our kids love coming to Boys Town,” Agena said. “They enjoy meeting the Boys Town kids and they feel good about helping the organization. It’s a trip the kids look forward to.”