Boys State Update 7-12-2022

The following correspondece is from Boys State Merrick Post 1282 recipient Deven Kirpalani to Second Vice Commander Frank D. Pedagno.


Dear Mr Pedagno,

Thank you so much for nominating me for this year for Boys State.  The experience was amazing and a lot of fun. Through the whole week, I forged a great comaraderie with my fellow boy staters' and Marine Sargent in Stember County.  In addition, I met a lot of Boys Staters' as I campaigned for State Comptroller to represent the Federalist party.  Thought I lost in the nomination, I knew the importance of supporting the party candidate.

This experience  really helped me learn about the importance of self disciplain, it boosted my leadership skills, and had me rely on listening to others and respecting them.  I owe these advances in my character to the opportunity that you firs gave me.  Thank you so much for choosing and supporting me!  I greatly appreciate it and plan to tell you and the Post membes at the next meeting in September.



Deven Kirpalani