congratulated recipients of the Annual West Islip American Legion Post 1738
Boys and Girls State Awards. Pictured
(L-R): New York State Senator Phil Boyle; Head of Ladies Auxiliary Nora
Crumlish; Boys State Program recipient Tom Pfaffe, III; Town of Islip
Supervisor Angie Carpenter; American Legion Adjunct Ken Moses; Girls State
recipient Christina Malloy; Boys State recipient Scott Demarest; Suffolk County
Legislator Steven J. Flotteron and American Legion Post 1738 Commander Greg
Buck. (Boys State recipient Mitchel Mastroianni, not present).
“This was a gift from
this great institution.” “I know we are going to see great things from all of
you in the future,” said Legislator Flotteron.
The Boys and Girls State Program is a summer leadership and citizenship program sponsored by The American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary for high school juniors nominated by their teachers. Program participants are divided into subgroups referred to as cities. The citizens of each of these cities elect mock municipal officials and representatives to the mock state legislature. Students get the opportunity to experience the governmental process and learn what it takes to run for an elected position.