Morrisville News Center

MORRISVILLE, NY— Morrisville State College will host more than 1,000 high school junior boys and staff at this year’s American Legion Boys State government camp June 26-July 2. Attendees were chosen based on their exceptional qualities of leadership, character, scholarship, loyalty, and service to their schools.

Boys State is a week-long program that immerses high school youth, who are currently completing their junior year, in citizenship and leadership training. They learn the practical aspects of government in New York State, and also participate in physical fitness, teamwork and other activities, under the guidance of American Legion counselors and U.S. Marines.

Throughout the week, students learn how to run for office, organize campaigns and pass bills. They also develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for how government works. → Read more