CONNECTICUT BOYS STATE – CONNECTICUT GIRLS STATE
(Boys State sponsored by The American Legion, Dept. of CT)
(Girls State sponsored by The American Legion Auxiliary, Dept. of CT)
American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State are
the premier programs for teaching high school students how government
works while developing leadership skills and an appreciation for their rights
as citizens. Participants in these programs will run for office, learn public
speaking, create and enforce laws and actively participate in all phases of
creating and running a working government in these exciting one-week
Students participating in these programs meet other students from across
Connecticut, who, in many instances, becomes friends for life.
The American Legion Girls State 2017 convention was held at Post University in Waterbury and attended by seven incoming seniors from local high schools. The attendees were sponsored by American Legion Post 96 Auxiliary to attend one of the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students. Recipients of the Girls State awards were: Hall HS, Brae Sullivan and Jacqueline McConnell,Northwest Cath., Clara Barnes, Elizabeth D'Arcangelo, and Eliza Wizner, Conard HS, Grace Andrews and Kaleigh Werner.
The Boys State program was recently held at ECSU and attended by eleven incoming seniors from local high schools. The attendees were sponsored by American Legion Hayes-Velhage Post 96. Recipients of the Boys State awards were: Hall HS, Craig Wasielewski and Cole Canorie, Northwest Cath., Noah Lisle, Dawid Karpiej, Christopher Raymond, Shayne Rice, and Luke Fox, Conard HS, Jack Moore and Malik Brown, Loomis Chaffee, John Costello, Prince CTHSS, Dante Skyes.