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June 2, 2015 > American Legion District 10 announces BoysÕ State Delegates

American Legion District 10 announces BoysÕ State Delegates

Submitted By Les Mensinger

The strength of our great nation lies not alone in the size of our armed forces, but also in the character, loyalty and intelligence of citizens who understand our form of government and also to recognize their duties and obligations to maintain our freedom and democracy.

Since its inception, 80 years ago, the American LegionÕs BoysÕ State has molded young men (and young women in the GirlsÕ State program) into great contributors. Past BoysÕ Staters include: President Bill Clinton, Vice President Dick Cheney, news anchor Tom Brokaw, commentator Rush Limbaugh, astronaut Neal Armstrong and basketball legend Michael Jordan. Currently, three candidates for president of the United States were BoysÕ Staters: Gov. Mike Huckabee, Gov. Chris Christie and Gov. Scott Walker.

In June, these young delegates will be sent to Sacramento State University to learn government. They will be taught how to form a city, a county and eventually a state. This is a hands-on learning form of education. There are no books. It is an exercise in education by doing, not reading how to do.

The BoysÕ State delegates for 2015 are:
Bhroz Aryan - Kennedy HS; Austin Grasty - Washington HS; Samuel Kung - Mission San Jose HS; Gibson Chu - Irvington HS; Calvin Manesh - Fremont Christian HS; Rohan Datar - American HS; Isaac Tong - James Logan HS; Brian Tognolini, Matther Barraza and Matthew Schibler - Castro Valley; Cristian Rodriguez Ð Hayward; John Coyle, Ryan Chen, Rongjian Yu, Ryan Kelley-Cahill Ð Alameda; Solomon Robinson Ð Richmond; Jorge Larreynaga Ð Albany; Timothy Baba Ð Newark; Joshua Limingan, Kevin Yi, Mason Medeiros - San Leandro; Kevin Zhangxu - Kennedy HS; Collin Rodgers, Justin Nilsen Ð Livermore.

The American Legion Post 837 would like to personally thank the Fremont Elks 2121, Tony and Heather Boudamas and the Newark Optimist Club for their support.

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