Boys State Update 8-9-2022

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


Dear Mr Pedagno,

I just wanted to thank you and the members of the Merrick American Legion Post 1282 for nominating me to represent Calhoun High School and our town at the 2022 Boys State.  The week taught me about the importance of individual responsibility to my community, state and nation.  It was wonderful meeting fellow students from around the state who feel it is our responsibility to be leaders in making this country a better place for our citizens.  I learned a great deal about how our government works and look forward to putting it into aciton in the future.  Thank you so much again for this amazing opportunity. Have a great rest of the summer.


Raymond Adams
Calhoun High School
Class of 2023