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Boys State Update 2-24-2020

On February, 8 and 9 of 2020, a team made up of Post members interviewed four candidates for Boys State and their parents at the Merrick Library.  All candidates attend Calhoun High School and met all academic criteria.  The interview team was made up of Rich Mecabe, Al Garbarino, Gene St. John and myself.  Two delegates were selected, Logan Bader, Emre Gouvenelir and one alternative was seledted , Luke Annbale.

After completing the interviews, the team felt strongly that the alternate, Lule Annibale, would also make an excellent delegate.  I am now recommending to the membership that we increase the number of delegates that we sponsor from two to three.  The additional cost is $450 and Rich Mecabe has obtained a donation from the Bellmore Post in the amount of $200 to defray the cost.  Last year, we sponored three delegates to Boys State and the final delegate became an alternate to Boys Nation and was named Calhoun Valedictorian.  I asked for a motion t allocate an additional $250 to increase our delegate count to three.  I would like to thank  Rich, Al and Gene for their support.

Frank D. Pedagno, Second Vice Commander