Concord, Calif. – De La Salle High School juniors, Cameron Meyer and Ted Davenport have been chosen to participate in this summer’s Virtual Boys State California Conference. Both Cameron and Ted submitted an application and interviewed with American Legion members of Post 331, and were selected as two of nine juniors to participate in the conference, representing the Pleasant Hill delegation.
American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high-school students. A participatory program in which students become part of the operation of local, county and state government, Boys State was founded in 1935 to counter the socialism-inspired Young Pioneer Camps. The conference offers a hands-on, realistic experience in civic responsibility to young men prior to entering their senior year of high school.
Typically, the conference is held at Sacramento State for a week during the summer. However, due to COVID-19 guidelines, this summer’s conference will be completely virtual, beginning on Friday, June 18, 2021. For more information about The American Legion California Boys State Conference, visit the website at www.boysstatecalifornia.org.