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Castle Pines teen selected for Boys State event

Submitted by Robert Rotruck
American Legion Post 1187

The Harry C. Miller Post 1187 of Castle Rock has selected Castle Pines resident Russell Maranto to participate in the 2011 Colorado Boys State event June 5 – 11, which will be held on the CSU Pueblo Campus. Russell, an eagle scout and a junior at Rock Canyon High School, was selected among several applicants for this prestigious program sponsored by the American Legion. The Castle Rock Post will pay the $275 tuition for Maranto to attend.

Boys State is the state level program that is part of Boys Nation at the national level. Boys State has been a program of the American Legion National Americanism Commission since 1935 and Colorado Boys State has been conducted annually since 1949. More than 25,000 young men across the country participate in the program each year. Two representatives from each of the 49 Boys States represent their state at Boys Nation in Washington, where the young leaders receive an education on the structure and function of federal government.

For additional information, contact the Castle Rock post commander by e-mail or call 303-281-9654.



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