The American Legion Boys State Program is an annual weeklong leadership event for teens held at Stonehill College. High school History Department teachers recommend the boys who attend each year. This year’s program was attended by Methuen High School juniors (center) Ibrahim Afzal, James Lug, Sokratis Bousios and (not shown) Jack Hart. The boys are flanked by Methuen High History Department Chair Roger Lenfest (left) and American Legion Post 122 Chairperson Ed “Hoppy” Curran (right). Sponsors for the local Boys State Program are the Methuen Exchange Club, Methuen VFW Post 8349, Methuen American Legion Post 122 and the Lawrence Vietnam Memorial Scholarship Fund. Courtesy photo