ORR juniors attending state convention
Seven members of the class of 2023 at Old Rochester Regional High School will be attending the Boys/Girls’ state convention sponsored by the American Legion Florence Eastman Post 280 June 11 to 17 at Stonehill College.
Those attending are: Reagan Rock, Markus Pierre and Jacksen Martin, sponsored by attorney Lawrence DiCara; Failenn Fitzpatrick, sponsored by the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club; Theodore Carroll and Paige Fuller, sponsored by the American Legion Florence Eastman Post 280; and Colin Carroll, sponsored by the Machacum Club.
To be eligible, a student must be a member of the junior class who has achieved high academic success. Delegates must also show evidence of leadership ability and an interest in the democratic process.
At the convention, delegates will study local and state government. They will establish and operate their own cities and towns and state government in miniature.
This will include forming two political parties, holding conventions, nominating candidates, conducting campaigns and electing officials.
The primary goal of the Boys/Girls state convention is for attendees to develop a better understanding of how state government functions.