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67th Governor of the American Legion's Tar Heel Boys' State Elected

June 23, 2006

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Garrett Haywood of High Point was elected as Governor of the American Legion Tar Heel Boys' State Wednesday, June 21 during the week-long event held at Catawba College. Garrett is a rising senior at Southwest Guilford High School in High Point, N.C. He is the son of Gary and Kathy Haywood of High Point, N.C.

Garrett Haywood credits his success over the week to an undying drive to learn the political process at every level.  While first being elected mayor of his Boys' State city, Haywood decided to move further along the political process and received the support of his peers.

The American Legion sponsors a week-long program which mimics the realities of National, State, and local government.  Delegates, known as citizens, run for offices across a statewide slate of candidates. The highest office, Governor, represents the interests and ideas of the citizens of the state.

This is the fourth consecutive year that the event has been held on Catawba's campus and approximately 250 participants, all rising high school seniors from North Carolina, are involved.

For more information about Tar Heel Boys' State, visit their website at www.tarheelboysstate.com.

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