Clark Student Attends Prestigious American Legion Event

CLARK — Timothy Connell, a Clark native who will be entering his senior year at Union Catholic High School, attended the American Legion’s “Jersey” Boys State event in June with 870 other delegates. On the final day, he was elected “U.S. Senator” to the American Legion’s Boys Nation in Washington, D.C.

Connell received a plaque from Sen. Robert Menendez and a $2,000 scholarship from the American Legion. Connell was one of 98 delegates to attend the Washington event, where he toured the White House, the Capitol and the National Mall and was scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama.

Pictured above are Maureen and Dennis Connell, Timothy Connell, and Bill Maines and Jack Ford of American Legion Martin Walberg Post #3 in Westfield, which sponsored Connell’s participation in Boys State. Maines is the post commander and Ford is the post’s chair of Boys State. (Photo courtesy of American Legion Martin Walberg Post #3)

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