The Laramore-Osborne Post in Royse City, Texas, has selected its attendees for Boys State. The Royse City American Legion post was formed on Jan. 24, 2017 which makes it one of the newest posts in Texas. But since being formed they have worked with local first responders to establish a First Responder Awards program. The post has also worked with Royse City High School to participate in school awards and Boys State.
“Boys State is a premier program in The American Legion, and we are proud that this will be the first year Royse City High School will participate in the program,” said Jason Castleberry. Boys State has been a program of The American Legion since 1935, when it organized to counter the fascist-inspired Young Pioneer Camps. This year will be the 77th annual event held in Texas where boys are taught government and democracy. It is extremely competitive; only 1,200 young men across the entire state can participate. Royse City High School has approximately 1,500 students and of the students nominated by the counselors three were selected. American Legion Post 100 is excited to announce that the three candidates selected are Caleb Fay, Bryan Barnes and Patrick Gailey.
“This is an historic time for us and to be able to send three students when we have only operated as a post for about a month is impressive. All three students displayed a high degree of integrity, intelligence and a willingness to participate in the program. We have the utmost confidence in these young men that they will represent our post and Royse City High School in the most professional manner,” said Castleberry. The post would also like to thank the Lowes family, West family and Castleberry family for sponsoring the three students. The West family is sponsoring a student in honor of their fallen son Tracy Laramore.