Virginia Boys State will be held June 16 to June 22 at Radford University. Representing Amelia Academy this summer at Virginia Boys State will be Brent Carwile. While at Amelia Academy, Brent, a rising senior, has been a member of the baseball, basketball, and cross country teams. He has also served as class president and attended HOBY last summer. Mr. Carwile is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Carwile of Amelia. He is being sponsored at Virginia Boys State by the local American Legion Post 87.
Boys State is a program which provides functional citizenship training for young men who are rising high school seniors, informing them about the duties, privileges, rights, and responsibilities of American citizenship. It is week-long study of Virginia government and stresses God and country.
Representing Amelia Academy at Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY) seminar this summer are Brogan Foy and Greg Harris. The HOBY convention this year will be held at James Madison University from May 31 – June 2. They are sponsored by the Academy’s Student Government Organization (SGO).
Mr. Foy, a rising junior, has been a member of the baseball, basketball, and cross country teams. Mr. Foy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Foy of Church Road.
Mr. Harris, a rising junior, has been a member of the baseball, basketball, and cross country teams. Mr. Harris is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Greg Harris of Amelia.
Founded in 1958, HOBY’s mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation. HOBY programs allow youth selected by their schools to participate in unique leadership training, service-learning and motivation-building experiences.
Pictured: Brent Carwile and Brogan Foy (not pictured, Greg Harris)