Our first delegate, Jeremy Masanque, hails from East Windsor, attends Notre Dame High School in Lawrence Township and was originally recruited through the Lawrenceville American Legion Post 414. He volunteers regularly at Zaffarese Physical Therapy and takes part in many volunteer opportunities at his school. In the fall he runs cross country and has been selected in both the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. He enjoys traveling and had the opportunity of visiting seven countries in Europe last summer: England, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Switzerland! At ALJBS, Jeremy won his party's primary for City Councilman and was given a city appointment to the Board of Ed.
Our second delegate, Zachary Landi, lives in Hamilton and also attends Notre Dame High School in Lawrence Township and was originally recruited through the Lawrenceville American Legion Post 414. He plays strong-side linebacker for Notre Dame Football since his freshman year being named on the “All-Conference Team” and was awarded “Outstanding Underclassman” by his coaches. Additionally, he holds a black belt in karate, is the Co-President of the Catholic Athletes For Christ and was inducted into the Italian Honors Society during his sophomore year. He also mentors younger football players for his local Pop Warner League. At ALJBS, not surprisingly, Zach won one of the first elections as his city's Athletic Director, and was appointed as his city's Director of Public Safety.
PLEASE JOIN ME IN CONGRATULATING THESE TWO DESERVING DELEGATES TO AMERICAN LEGION JERSEY BOYS STATE!!!!
It’s been an exciting year for the Boys State Committee. I spent numerous hours searching for two young men for our Boys State scholarship. Along with my recruiting duties for the Detachment, I’ve been heavily involved in activities for the 71st session of American Legion Jersey Boys State coordinating the county orientation schedules, presenting at two orientations, and being part of the planning through emails, phone conferences and meetings. Even though Boys State is only one week, for some of the senior staff, it’s a year-long effort and I am proud to be part of it. As of today, among former statesmen, legionnaires and friends of the program, I am happy to report that we have over thirty SAL members on the all-volunteer staff and many long-time staff members are joining the SAL every year!
**QUICK UPDATE: GOVERNOR CHRISTIE SIGNED THE BILL INTO LAW JAN. 19TH, 2016**