AHS American Legion

Absegami High School in Galloway Township sent students to participate in the American Legion programs at Rider University in Lawrenceville and Georgian Court University in Lakewood. They are, in the first row from left, Vincent Sacchetti and Jason Ferriero; second row are Arooj Malik, James Rodweller, Sainsing Metha, Craig Junewicz, Hunter O'Brien, Courtney Reed, Ravi Pandya and teacher Bill Amend.

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Absegami High School had seven boys and two girls participate in the American Legion’s annual Boys State and Girls State program this summer.

The boys were Sainsaig Mehta, Jason Ferriero, Hunter O’Brien, Ravi Pandya, James Rodweiler, Craig Juniewicz and Vincent Sacchetti. They attended the program at Rider University in Lawrenceville.

About 400 rising seniors are chosen based on teachers’ recommendations and an interview with the local American Legion post.

American Legion Boys State is a participatory program in which students become part of the operation of local, county and state government. Participants learn the rights, privileges and responsibilities of franchised citizens with activities including legislative sessions, court proceedings, law-enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, choruses and recreational programs.

The girls, Absegami students Arooj Malik and Courtney Reed, were chosen by the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion and attended the Girls State program at Georgian Court University in Lakewood.

Absegami social studies teacher William Amend advised the students.

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