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American Legion Boys State: “A Week That Shapes a Lifetime”


Seven Allegany County students will participate this summer

L-R: Mitchell Ward, Fillmore; Ethan Jones, B/R; Dominic Marra, GV; Cooper Holsey, Friendship; Noah Martin, B/R; Cameron Hening, AA, Henry Decker, Fillmore and Skip Merrick, Allegany County American Legion Boys State Chairman.


American Legion Boys State is a unique summertime education program for rising high school students (those that have completed their junior year of high school), that focuses on participation and personal experience in model state, complete with governmental bodies and elected officials.  It is designed to mirror the structure and operation of its respective state government, while providing training in practical citizenship, leadership and character development through a non-partisan perspective.

On Thursday, January 26th, 2023 Morrison Hayes Post 702 American Legion hosted 7 of the 13 2022 Allegany County American Legion Boy’s State representatives with a pizza, wing, soda and cake dinner. 

Certificates of participation were awarded to those in attendance.

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