Edward Anthony Gonet IV, an incoming senior at Old Rochester Regional High School, has been selected as a senator for American Legion Boys Nation in the Washington, D.C. area, July 23-30. Boys Nation is an annual American Legion program that includes civic training, leadership development, and a focus on Americanism. At Boys State, he has been elected Governor of his state.
At Old Rochester Regional High School, Gonet is a student council senator, executive student council secretary, and statewide student council representative. His other activities include founder of Cultural Clubs of America, debate team captain, mock trial attorney, and a member of the drama club, chorus, and a capella groups. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Congressional Award Gold Medalist 2021, and Presidential Volunteer Service Award Gold Medalist. A resident of Fairhaven, he plans to attend UPenn, Northeastern, or Cornell, and study corporate law.