Eight 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 27-July 2 at SUNY Morrisville.
They are Brennan Prather, Colton Smith, Ryan Moon, Nicholas Houghtaling, Chase Blumbergs, Collin Cummings, Brendan Pinckney, Kyle Berna, and Andrew Garren.
The 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.
Triana Burgos-Farnan, also a Penn Yan Academy junior, will be attending Girls State, a similar program that is held June 30 - July 6 at SUNY Brockport.
Girls State delegates are sponsored by Johnson-Costello Post #355 Auxiliary.