By: Isiah Maldonado
This year one of our fellow classmate, Juan Sandoval has received an amazing opportunity to be apart of Boys State. So what is a Boys State? The Boys State summer time educational program was first founded by The American Legion, specifically two Illinois Legionnaires in 1935. Boys State is a well known program and has 2.9 million members. Those who participate in Boys State learn the rights, privileges and responsibilities of franchised citizens.The training objective is structured on the the branches of government, judicial, legislative, and executive. The Boys State program specifically recruits high school boys for governmental experiences. These experiences offered by the Boys State program can open up many future opportunities. Not just anyone can be apart of Boys State, you must be selected, have good grades, and a leader of their class.
Congratulations Juan for the great opportunity!