The Jonathan D. Rozier Post 164 of Katy Texas selected 17 area high school juniors to participate in The American Legion Department of Texas Boy’s State program the week of June 4 – 10. The selected students represent every high school in the Katy area and have become the largest number of Juniors they have ever selected to participate.
This year’s program was chaired by Finance Officer Wallace Klekar and assisted by Henry Thomas, Post Executive Committeeman and Stephen Brady, Vice Commander. They all agree that the number of deserving students in the area is greater than the number we can send.
American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students. It is a participatory program where each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government.
Boys State has been a program of The American Legion since 1935 when it organized to counter the Fascist inspired Young Pioneer Camps. The program was the idea of two Illinois Legionnaires, Hayes Kennedy and Harold Card, who organized the first Boys State at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.
Post 164 would like to thank all the participating high school guidance counselors, principals and teachers whose cooperation and help was vital to this year’s success. To read more about the program, visit the Post at www.legionpost164katytx.org.
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