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Morrisville State College to host 2017 Boys State Camp

MORRISVILLE, NY— Morrisville State College will host more than 1,000 high school boys at this year’s American Legion Boys State government camp June 25-July 1.

Attendees were chosen based on their exceptional qualities of leadership, character, scholarship, loyalty and service to their schools.

During the weeklong program, participants learn about citizenship, leadership training and various aspects of government in New York State, such as how to run for office, organize campaigns and pass bills. They will also participate in mock legislative sessions and court proceedings, physical fitness, teamwork and other activities.

Developed by the American Legion in 1938, Boys State participants have influenced actual government legislation in the past. The junior driving license being issued at the age of 16 was an idea passed on to the legislature in the 1950s by Boys State.

Boys State participants who choose to attend Morrisville State are eligible to receive a scholarship.

Morrisville State College’s curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.

The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2017 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2017 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit