Warwick American Legion Post 214 will soon decide on four delegates to this summer’s prestigious Boys’ State program. American Legion Boys’ State is a week-long program that immerses high school students in citizenship and leadership training.
Nicholas P. Lesando, Jr., American Legion Post 214 will select four Warwick Valley High School juniors from candidates submitted from the high school guidance office. Boys cannot apply themselves. It is purely by staff recommendation. Applicants are recommended by schools based on leadership, scholarship, character, and service.
Delegates selected by the Legion will join over 1,100 delegates from throughout New York at the Boys’ State convocation at Morrisville State College near Syracuse from June 28 to July 3. Boys’ State is sponsored annually by the American Legion in each state and delegates are selected by local Legion Posts.
WVHS Guidance Office Secretary Claire Riley and American Legion Vice Commander Stan Martin are coordinating the delegate selection.