The American Legion Post 20 in Crookston recognized Boys State attendees for 2019. This past summer the 71st annual Legion Boys State was held on the campus of St. John’s University and the Legion had two candidates from Crookston High School: Justin Pietruszewski, son of Dawn and Mark Gruhot, and Mirza “Tai” Baig, son of Fugi and Susan Baig.

    Boys State is a week-long hands-on training and educational experience in town, city and state government. The boys campaign for offices learn parlimentary procedure and conduct town and city meetings.

    Both Justin and Tai reported as having an amazing experience. It’s also noted that Tai was in the running for Boys State Governor.