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305 Maple St., Endicott, NY

George F. Johnson - Post 1700 (607-785-1700)

BOYS STATE

At Post 80 before heading to Morrisville State University 6/23/13

Congratulations to 2013 Graduates

John Tremblay (UEHS)

Anthony Nguyen (MEHS)

David Jensen-Adjutant; Anthony Nguyen; John VanWezenbeeck-SAL Cmdr

Post Chairman Boys State - David Jensen / Anthony Nguyen / SAL Cmdr John VanWezenbeeck

Congratulations to 2012 Graduates

Michael Cheslock (UEHS)

Mark Matruski (UEHS)

Jacob Sells (UEHS)

Jacob Zuber  (MEHS)

American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students. It is a participatory program where each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government.

Boys State has been a program of The American Legion since 1935 when it organized to counter the Fascist inspired Young Pioneer Camps. The program was the idea of two Illinois Legionnaires, Hayes Kennedy and Harold Card, who organized the first Boys State at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.


At American Legion Boys State, participants are exposed to the rights and privileges, the duties and the responsibilities of a franchised citizen. The training is objective and practical with city, county and state governments operated by the students elected to the various offices. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, chorus and recreational programs.

High school juniors are selected by local American Legion Posts to attend the program. In most cases, expenses associated with attending this program are paid by a sponsoring American Legion Post, a local business or another community-based organization.

Current New York State program is conducted at Morrisville State College at the end of June.

American Legion Boys State is currently conducted in 49 Departments of The American Legion. Hawaii does not conduct a program. As separate corporations, Boys States vary in content and method of procedure, but each and every Boys State adheres to the basic concept of the program - that of teaching government from the township to the state level.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors a similar program for young ladies called Girls State. Click on this link to see what's all about for Boys and Girls.

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