American Legion Selects Six from Whitman

Left to right: Principal John Murphy; from American Legion Greenlawn Post 1244- Mr. Charlie Armstrong and Mr. Ed O’Shea; students Andrew Harrigan, John Dugan, Kevin McKenna, Raj Shah, Jack Poplawski, and Parker Keller; Supervisor of Guidance K-12/CIO Mr. Jon Macaluso; and Whitman Leadership teacher Ms. Elizabeth Kenney.
Left to right: Principal John Murphy; from American Legion Greenlawn Post 1244- Mr. Charlie Armstrong and Mr. Ed O’Shea; students Andrew Harrigan, John Dugan, Kevin McKenna, Raj Shah, Jack Poplawski, and Parker Keller; Supervisor of Guidance K-12/CIO Mr. Jon Macaluso; and Whitman Leadership teacher Ms. Elizabeth Kenney.

We are incredibly proud of Walt Whitman students Andrew Harrigan, John Dugan, Kevin McKenna, Raj Shah, Jack Poplawski, and Parker Keller who have been selected for the Boys State program, which recognizes emerging young leaders throughout the nation. Boys State has been a program of The American Legion since 1935. These talented young men will serve as the face and voice of our school district at the Boys State Conference to be held this summer.

American Legion Boys State is among the most respected educational programs of government instruction for high school students. Each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government. At American Legion Boys State, participants are exposed to the rights and privileges, the duties and the responsibilities of a franchised citizen. The training is objective and practical with city, county and state governments operated by the students elected to the various offices. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, chorus and recreational programs.

Special thanks to Mr. Charlie Armstrong, Mr. Ed O’Shea and their team from the American Legion Greenlawn Post 1244 for making this possible.