Twenty-two young men from five local high schools on Sunday, June 16, departed American Legion Post 284 in Colonial Heights to attend the American Legion Boys State at Radford University. Delegate Kirk Cox was the guest speaker at Sunday’s farewell breakfast hosted by Post 284 in honor of the Boys State Delegates and their families. American Legion Boys State is among the most respected educational programs of government instruction for high school students. Each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government. Guest speakers include the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and other county, city and state government leaders.