Ten members of the Class of 2014 at Old Rochester Regional High School will be attending the Boys’/Girls’ State Convention sponsored by the American Legion’s Florence Eastman Post 280, June 15-21, at Stonehill College in North Easton.
The Mattapoisett Lions’ Club will sponsor Michael J. Wyman, Colin D. Knapton, Callie Gomes, and Ruhi Raje. Lawrence DiCara, Esq., will sponsor Haakon W. Perkins, Robert H. Magee, and Kelly Merlo. The Machacam Club will sponsor Andrew M. Ryan. Also, the Florence Eastman Post 280 will sponsor Renae Reints and Anne Roseman.
To be eligible for Boys’/Girls’ State, a student must be a member of the junior class who has achieved high academic success. Delegates must also show evidence of leadership ability and an interest in the democratic process. At the convention, delegates will study local and state government. They will establish and operate their own cities and town and state government in miniature. This will include forming two political parties, holding conventions, nominating candidates, conducting campaigns, and electing officials. The primary goal of Boys’/Girls’ State is for attendees to develop a better understanding of how State Government functions.