Cole Engebretson - 2020 Badger Boys State Program

Cole Engebretson Selected to 2020 Badger Boys State Program
Posted on 08/25/2020
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Congratulations to Wausau West High School incoming senior Cole Engebretson for his selection to the 2020 Badger Boys State Program!

Selection to ALA Wisconsin Badger Boys State is based on rigorous criteria. Cole participates in many activities in his school and community, including National Honor Society, Central Wisconsin High School Leadership, DECA, West High Soccer, West High Track & Field, Wausau West Fishing Team (which he founded), AIM Pro Walleye Series, Sheboygan Walleye Club, MC United Soccer Club, Wisconsin State Solo & Ensemble (trumpet), UWSP-Wausau Jazz Ensemble, West High Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble, and Project Lead The Way. 

The week-long program brings together hundreds of high school seniors from across Wisconsin. Although the camp was cancelled this year, Engebretson’s selection into this remarkable youth leadership is not to be overlooked. Robert Shappell, Badger Boys State Director, noted that “Badger Boys State is a remarkable youth leadership program designed to teach leadership and educate students in the duties, privileges, rights, and responsibilities of American citizenship.”

“Since the program’s inception in 1939, Badger Boys State has had a positive impact on the lives of almost 66,000 students. Badger Boys State graduates are prominent today as responsible leaders in public office, business, and the professions,” said Shappell.