The 2021 Post 178 Texas Boy Statesmen were honored at the Frisco City Council meeting on Aug. 17, 2021. Larry Wilhelm, the program committee chairman, presented the 17 statesmen to Mayor Jeff Chaney and council members. Cheney proclaimed the day as “Frisco Boys Statesmen Day.” He further recognized the vital role high school principals, counselors and teachers play in the nomination process of prospective delegates.
The group of 17 incoming seniors who attended the 2021 Texas Boys State virtual program from June 27-July 2, 2021, received a proclamation. Thomas Davies, who attended a weeklong program in Washington, D.C., received an individual proclamation for being selected a Boys Nation Senator.
The American Legion Boys State program began 85 years ago and is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instructions for high school students. It is a participatory program where each delegate becomes part of the process of his local, county and state government. American Legion Boys Nation is a weeklong educational program held in Washington, D.C., on the structure and function of federal government.
Since June 2014, including the 2021 selected young men, Post 178 has sponsored 141 Texas Boys State delegates. The highly competitive Texas Boys State and Boys Nation programs support mentoring youth, which is one of the four pillars of The American Legion.
Photo: American Legion Peter J. Courcy Post 178 2021 Texas Boys Statesmen accepting Frisco City Council proclamation. (Photo by Jeanie Beal)