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American Legion Post 776 selects Carner as primary delegate

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook American Legion Post 776 is pleased to announce the selection of Nathan J. Carner, a junior from Fallbrook Union High School, as primary delegate to attend the California Boys State convention, which will be held at California State University, Sacramento June 17-24.

The American Legion sponsors this annual program which provides a scholarship for the cost of transportation and room and board for one week of learning about California governmental organization. Matthew E. Kuhn was selected as first alternate and will attend in the absence of the primary delegate.

The American Legion Boys State is a education program of “learning by doing”. It is a course in the practical aspects of local, county and state government which teaches our youth the duties, rights and responsibilities of American citizenship.

On arrival, delegates are assigned one of to two hypothetical political parties (Federalist and Whig). Delegates live in a college dormitory with 35 to 50 delegates who represent a city in California. The order of business is to set up city councils and then enact ordinances for the operations of their cities. Later in the week the delegates organize their respective County Governments. The final step is the selection of state officials.


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