Ten Boys State delegates will be awarded their official Boys State medallion and certificate of participation at the American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291. The awards will be presented 7 p.m. Wednesdayat the post's general membership dinner and meeting, according to Jess Lawson, third vice commander. The post is at 215 E. 15th St., Newport Beach.
The post sponsored the delegates to the 73rd session of California Boys State at Cal State Sacramento in June. Delegates are honor students, leaders in athletics, music or other scholastic endeavors, and they represent seven high schools in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Irvine.
Boys State is the American Legion's six-day summer program started in 1935 and held each year in every state (except Hawaii). The program promotes government procedures, the electoral process and U.S. Constitution studies. In 2010, 975 delegates participated in Sacramento. One or more was sponsored by nearly every American Legion Post in California.