Two Knoxville High School students accepted an invite to the Hawkeye Boys State Camp presented by the Batty Tucker Post 168 of the American Legion Thursday.

Juniors Elliot Schmidt and Nyan Baker were chosen by the legion to attend the camp. The weeklong camp gives the young men a hands-on experience in the operation of the democratic form of government, the organization of political parties, and the relationship of one to the other in shaping Iowa government. Baker tells KNIA/KRLS News learning about government is important to him and should be important to students today because the students of today are our future and it’s important to continue to learn from our past. The camp will be held June 10th through the 15th at Camp Dodge in Des Moines.