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 Girls State program, which is sponsored by the Post 96 American Legion Auxiliary, was held at ECSU June 27 – July 2. Recipients of the Girls State awards are: Conard High School, Eve Gilles and Katherine Gosselin; Hall High School, Nia Fraser and Claudia Hess; Northwest Catholic, Julia Christolini and Erin Tully .
The Boys State program was held at ECSU June 20-28. Recipients of the Boys State awards, which is sponsored by American Legion Hayes-Velhage Post 96, are: Conard High School, Isaac Gilles and Gabriel Turco; Hall High School, Adam Maidman and Ian Enders; Northwest High School, Timothy O’Donnell, Ian D’Arcangelo, and Ryan Rich.