The Windham Foundation recently funded students from Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School to attend Boys State, a prestigious educational program of both local and national acclaim. Coordination was handled at the local level by Windham’s VFW Post 1545 and Prattville’s’ American Legion Post 1327.
Walter Dodson, Anthony Holmok, and Aidan Cohane were selected from WAJ to participate in Boys State. These encouraging young men were chosen based on their exceptional qualities of character, scholarship, and school involvement. Attending the program along with 1000 others from the State of New York, the students were immersed in citizenship, leadership and team work. They also participated in physical fitness and other activities under the guidance of American Legion counselors and U.S. Marines. Walter, who was elected to the Speaker of the Assembly, mentioned how it was “an enriching experience and it provided me with an in depth exploration of the system of government in our country.”
This highly prestigious program has offered a wide range of opportunities for its graduates; each of the students greatly appreciated the opportunity to add this experience to their list of accomplishments. The Windham Foundation is committed to sponsoring educational programs in our community. It is our greatest pleasure to see young adults in the town of Windham flourish, as they are our future. Boys State was held at SUNY Morrisville State College from June 26 to July 2, 2015. To learn more about the Windham Foundation go to www.windhamfoundation.com or call 518-734-9636. The Windham Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization governed by an all volunteer board.