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Boys State set for June 24-29 this year

Henry J. Sweeney Post 2
February 07. 2018 11:10PM

Henry J. Sweeney Post 2 of Manchester is informing male high school juniors and their parents of the American Legion Boys State program.

This program has been run annually in New Hampshire since 1947. Students from all New Hampshire high schools, and home-schooled students, are invited to participate.

Boys State is a six-day “learn by doing” experience in the American way of government. It is sponsored by The American Legion and is held at Rivier University in Nashua, this year from June 24 to June 29.

In addition to teaching students about democracy through a practical experience, the program encourages leadership in the students’ schools and communities, and emphasizes the importance of being responsible citizens who make their votes count.

While running their mock towns, cities and state, the students are meeting other students from throughout New Hampshire, competing for scholarships and earning three college credits awarded by Rivier University for successful completion of the program.

Information on program requirements and applications is available from high school guidance counselors, local American Legion posts and the American Legion

New Hampshire Boys State website at

The application deadline is June 1, 2018.

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