Category Archives: Boys State

Boys and Girls State Attend Meeting

We are pleased to announce that the students we sponsored for North Carolina Boys and Girls State are going to join us next week for our September Post Meeting dinner on Sep 9th. Continue reading

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Boys State Story

Our Boys State participants are now home and are sharing their stories and photos with us. Justin Laatz shared his thoughts. Continue reading

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Why I Belong to the American Legion

As this writer completes another set of stories about our Post’s activities in Chapel Hill, I am reminded of the value of an active, vibrant post in our community. No, not just in our community, but in towns, villages, cities and counties throughout our nation. Have you ever asked yourself, “What would our town be like without an American Legion post?” “Do we make a difference?” For us, I need only point to our recent successes with youth. Our youth are our future. Continue reading

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Wang Elected Supreme Court Justice at Boys State

William Wang of Chapel Hill attended this year’s Tarheel Boys State as one of our post-sponsored students. We are very proud to announce that he was not only an excellent candidate, but he performed with distinction. Continue reading

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Clemens Elected 74th NC Boys State Governor

Nick Clemens of Chapel Hill, was elected Governor of the American Legion Tar Heel Boys’ State, on Wednesday, June 19th. His election took place during a week-long event at Catawba College. Nick is a rising senior at Carrboro High School. He is also on the Carrboro High School Lacrosse team. Continue reading

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Health Clinic Held for Vets

A local muscular therapist, Julie Donnelly, assisted local veterans by holding a class for post members. The class taught our members how to release body pain. This clinic was her idea as a fund-raising event that will benefit everyone! Non-members are asked to make a $15 donation to the Post’s 2013 American Legion Boys State Program. Continue reading

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Chapel Hill Student Wins District Contest

Alex Werden, Chapel Hill High School student and Boy’s State participant, won the District 12 American Legion Oratorical Contest competition and now moves on to Division III competition. Continue reading

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