DERBY - The American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Laurel Girls State program is being held at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic in June.
These programs provide an opportunity for students to learn about the democratic process by forming their own party, establishing a party platform and electing city, town and state officials.
It is a great experience for students interested in government.
Derby High School students attending the week-long program for Boys State are from left, Jordan LaRue, Ryan Landona, Joshua Russell, Philip Anderson, pictured with Commander American Legion Post 24 Erwin (Gus) Williams and Post member Paul Varsanik. / Contributed photo
Derby High School students attending the week-long program for Girls’ State are from left, Kyle Bartone and Tori Kowarik, pictured with Post 24 Auxiliary President Barbara Williams. / Contributed photo
The American Legion Post 24, The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 24 and the participating students express their appreciation to the contributing sponsors: St. Michael's Catholic War Veterans Post 1562, Valley Community Foundation, The Friends of Russ Fund Inc., The American Legion Post 24 and The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 24.
This post is taken from a press release from Paul Varsanik, American Legion Post 24 member.