Noah Beatty, Peter Camardo, Logan Hall-Potvin, Jake Stone, Alec Gelfenbein, Eddie Hockenbury, and Philip Holt explore the workings of government at Boys’ State.


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Thursday July 03, 2014

Seven students from South Burlington High School participated in the Green Mountain Boys’ State program held this year at Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont from June 15-20.

SBHS students Noah Beatty, Peter Camardo, Logan Hall-Potvin, Jake Stone, Alec Gelfenbein, Eddie Hockenbury, and Philip Holt were selected for the program and spent 5 days learning about the Vermont government and how it works. Hall-Potvin said, “going to the state house was a lot of fun!”

Boys’ State, a program of The American Legion, is a leadership laboratory for rising high school senior boys with leadership potential. The central focus of the program is Vermont town, county, and state government, and its organization, policies and procedures. Delegates work on issues relating to Vermont, and debate and discuss these issues during the Thursday session at the State House in Montpelier.