Leone, who will be entering his senior year this fall, was elected out of more than 1,000 students participating in the week-long immersion in leadership and democracy at Morrisville State College. See Doug Malin’s Boys State photo album.
Boys State, running June 27 to July 3, featured a number guest speakers. Among them was State Sen. Greg Ball’s Operations Director Colin Schmitt, who delivered an opening keynote address and then presented a $150,000 symbolic check to The American Legion. The check represented Boys and Girls State funding included in the New York State budget for the first time — with $100,000 going toward the cost of hosting more than a thousand students at the college.
|Dept. of NY Commander Ken Governor and Boys State Governor Ryan Leone.|
Photo by Doug Malin
|Colin Schmitt (Sen. Greg Ball’s director of operations) presents symbolic
check for $150,000. From left: Boys State Exec. Director John Murphy,
Program Director David O’Brien, Schmitt, and Boys State staffer Al
Photo by William Bulger