American Legion Boys State Selects Five Students From Whitman

We are incredibly proud of Walt Whitman students Charles Ruotolo, Julio Taku, Scott McEntee, Brian Trifon, and Michael Seitz who have been selected for the Boys State program. This has been a program of The American Legion since 1935, which recognizes emerging young leaders throughout the nation. These talented young men will serve as the face and voice of our school district and community at the Boys State Conference to be held this summer.


American Legion Boys State is among the most respected educational programs of government instruction for high school students. Each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government. At American Legion Boys State, participants are exposed to the rights and privileges, the duties and the responsibilities of a franchised citizen. The training is objective and practical with city, county and state governments operated by the students elected to the various offices. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, chorus and recreational programs.


Photo Above: Boys State nominated students l-r: Charles Ruotolo, Julio Taku, Scott McEntee, Brian Trifon, and Michael Seitz. Back row l-r: Mr. Charlie Armstrong, Walt Whitman Chairperson of Student Services Ms. Leah Lugovina, Principal John Murphy, and Mr. Ed O’Shea, also from the American Legion Greenlawn Post 1244.

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