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Boys State Update 2-8-2022

Three candidates were identified from Cahloun High Shcool for Boys State.

Interviews were set up  and conducted at the Merrrick Library on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. The interviews were conducted by a committee consisting of myself, Rich Mecabe and Harry Gribbin, and included meeting both the candidates and their parents.  Two delegates were selected, Deven Kirpalani, who is the brother of Julia Kirpalani who was the recipient of the Americanism Award in 2021, and Ray Adams.  Both Delegates meet all Boys State criteria and were provided with instructions on completing the enrollment process.  I have already received the completed paperwork for Deven and expect to receive the completed papework for Ray by February 28, 2022, or sooner.  Once I have all the paperwork I will request checks to cover their enrollement and foward it to Bill Laderer who serves as Nassau County chairman.  The final due date for submission is May 13, 2022.  There will be a kickoff meeting for all delegates from Nassau County and their families held at the Glen Head Post in late May.  I plan to attend this meeting.  I thank Rich Mecabe  and Harry Gribbin for their participation in the interview and selection process.

Frank D. Pedagno, Second Vice Commander