CLARK—American Legion Clark Post 328 sent 6 boys this year to the New Jersey American Legion Boys State Program at Rider College.
Three boys from Clark and Cranford were selected to participate in this event. The goal of Boys State is to educate and train the leaders of tomorrow in understanding one of this country’s most precious freedoms, the democratic for of government. Boys State strives to “educate our youth in the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of American citizenship.”
The program promotes understanding self-government, a rational approach toward the solution of public issues, and faith in the ideals and processes of democracy. A complete program of educational and recreational activity is provided during a one-week course in June, which started in New Jersey in 1946 and now has nearly 900 boys attending every year.
The three delegates from Clark were Michael Bonaccorso, Daniel Dugan and Lance Wildorf. The three delegates from Cranford were Joseph Diaz, Robert Poland and Jonathan Van Ostenbridge.
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