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Nolan Heinrich of Maryville, Tennessee Elected 118th Mayor of Boys Town

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Boys Town youth elected Nolan Heinrich of Maryville, Tennessee, the 118th mayor of the Village of Boys Town on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Romeo Wright of West Palm Beach, Fla., was elected vice mayor. 

Heinrich is on the Boys Town football team, in the church choir and in the school band. After graduation, he plans to go to college to become a welder. His Family-Teachers are Brian and Kathleen Phillips.

Romeo Wright is a captain on the football and wrestling teams. After graduation, he plans to attend a four-year college. His Family-Teachers are Ryan and Brittany McClure.

Father Edward Flanagan conceived the self-government system at the Village of Boys Town in 1926 as a tool for its citizens to build character, citizenship and a sense of community. The process was made famous in the 1938 Academy Award-winning movie "Boys Town," where Mickey Rooney portrayed Whitey Marsh, a tough young boy who turns his life around and becomes Mayor of Boys Town.

Congratulations to Nolan and Romeo on becoming the new mayor and vice mayor of the Village of Boys Town!