American Legion posts throughout Monroe County sponsored 24 junior high school boys for the 2018 American Legion Boys’ State of New York program, held at SUNY Morrisville.
The delegates from Monroe County were Ian Bankes, Jacob Berg, Joseph Bianchi, Anthony Calamita, Darien Conner, Timothy Dobretsov, Jack Emerson, Quinn Ewell, Aidan Hand, Jerald Hoppa, Oliver Kelley, Christopher Knight, Douglas Krenzer, Matthew Lehman, Timothy LoTemple, Jesse Louis, Robert Nolan, Benjamin Oakes, Elijah Otto, Seth Rifkin, Vladimir Rosien, Curtis Rowe, Daniel Russotti and Connor Starr.
Boys’ State is a weeklong program developed from the concept that youth should receive a better perspective of the practical operation of government.
The objective citizenship training program inculcates individual responsibility to the community, state and nation. Boys’ State is operated on a two-party system based on the political government organization as it exists in New York at all levels, from local municipalities to the state.
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