Nine juniors from Penn Yan Academy have been selected by the Johnson-Costello Post #355 American Legion upon the recommendation of Penn Yan Academy to attend American Legion Boys’ State to be held June 24-30, 2018 at SUNY Morrisville.

They are Clay Kinyoun, son of Robert & Ann Kinyoun; Matthew Moniot, son of Timothy Moniot & Christa Coriale; Noah Detar, son of Eric & Paula Detar; Daniel Jiang, son of Yi Fa Jiang; Spencer Christensen, son of Kasey & Pamela Christensen; Ryan Smith, son of Amy Smith; Lukas Spears, son of William & Jennifer Spears; Ralph Clancy, son of John & Mariethel Clancy; and Eli Moon, son of Mark & Christine Moon.

Peyton Comfort, also a Penn Yan Academy junior, will be attending Girls State, a similar program that is held July 1 - 7 at SUNY Brockport. She is the daughter of Lisa Wood. Riley Kuver, daughter of Sharon Kuver is the alternate.

The 1,000 junior class leaders who participate in Boys State create a mock government for cities, counties, and New York state, culminating in the election of a Governor of Boys State. Boys learn about political party organization, the creation of platforms, and campaigning for office.