Five Albany High students selected for 2019 Boys State
N.Y. (Feb. 19, 2019) -- Five cadets in Albany High School's Sgt.
Henry Johnson Battalion Junior ROTC have been selected to attend
American Legion Boys State this summer.
“This is a first for Albany High School, and I believe a first for
any public school in Albany County,” said Retired Army Maj. David
Erickson, Albany High’s JROTC instructor.
The students are Enrique DeJesus, Prince Ndihano, Shadrack
Nsengiyumva, Pratik Saha and Dennis Tanguid.
Boys State is a week-long program that immerses high school
students in citizenship and leadership training. Students also learn the
workings of local, county and state government, and they participate in
physical fitness, teamwork and other activities under the guidance of
American Legion counselors and U.S. Marines. Boys State
programs exist in every U.S. state except Hawaii.
New York’s Boys State will be held from June 27-July 2 at SUNY
Morrisville State College in Morrisville.
The Albany High students were interviewed earlier this month, and
all were selected by North Albany Post 1610 of the American Legion.
Their trip is being sponsored by Post 1610 and supported by Wigand VFW
Post 8444, Gold Star Mothers and the Marine Corps League.
Thanks to our community supporters, and congratulations to the
five students! Pictured from left, they are Saha, Ndihano, Tanguid,
Nsengiyumva and DeJesus.
The mission of the City School District of
Albany is to educate and prepare all students for
college and career, citizenship and life, in partnership with our
diverse community. The district serves
students in 18
elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood
schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as
well as other innovative academic opportunities for students,
including four themed academies at Albany High