Devin Franzen of Festina is participating in Boys State this week at Camp Dodge in Johnston.

Franzen is the son of Tim and Connie Franzen and was selected by Halverson-Giesen American Legion Post 266 of Calmar to attend Boys State. Iowa American Legion Boys State provides junior boys the opportunity to participate in organizing their own democratic government throughout the weeklong event.

Franzen will be a senior at South Winneshiek this fall and has participated in cross-country, basketball, track, the arts and is a member of the National Honor Society. He also participated at the World Food Prize as an international Borlaug Scholar.