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Exile chosen to go to Boys State

 

Last updated 3/11/2019 at 8:05pm

Fallbrook High junior Xzayvion Exile is the Boys State delegate chosen to represent Fallbrook American Legion Post 776, seen outside the Fallbrook VFW post where the Legionnaires meet.

FALLBROOK – Fallbrook American Legion Post 776 selected Xzayvion Exile, a junior at Fallbrook High School, to represent the Post at Boys State 2019 June 22-29 at California State University, Sacramento.

American Legion Boys State is a participatory program founded in 1935 to counter the socialism-inspired Young Pioneer Camps. Started by two Illinois Legionnaires, the first Boys State was held at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.

Participants learn the rights, privileges and responsibilities of franchised citizens. The training is objective and centers on the structure of city, county and state governments. Operated by students elected to various offices, Boys State activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law-enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, choruses and recreational programs.

Legion posts select high-school juniors to attend the program. In most cases, individual expenses are paid by a sponsoring post, a local business or another community-based organization.

Boys State programs currently exist in all Legion departments except Hawaii. The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors the Girl State program each year. For more information, visit http://www.boysstatecalifornia.org/ or https://www.cagirlsstate.org/.

Submitted by Fallbrook American Legion Post 776.

 

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