Gowanda Central School District’s delegates for the 2021 American Legion Boys State are juniors Timothy Ackley Jr., Zachary Hammond and Gavin Phillips. Boys State Delegates are sponsored by the American Legion Gowanda Post 409.
Boys State is a week-long program that immerses high school youth (currently completing their junior year) in citizenship and leadership training. They learn the practical aspects of government as it exists in New York State, and come to recognize that the individual is integral to the character and success of government. The 2021 American Legion Boys State program will be held virtually this year from June 27-July 1, 2021.
A richly rewarding and educational program where the selection serves as testimony to a participant’s character and leadership skills and is an experience recognized by employers, U.S. service academies and university admissions boards as an indicator of strong leadership and character traits.