VALDOSTA, Ga. — Twenty-four young men from American Legion District 12 attended Boys State 2019 at Riverside Academy in Gainesville, Ga., from May 26 to June 1.
A total of 291 young men from across the state attended, according to the director, Phil Youngblood.
For the first time in Moultrie’s history a Sons Of American Legion 324 member, Cmdr. Pierce Horton, served as a counselor at this session. Horton attended last year and was enthusiastic upon his return about serving and leading more in his community and was an instrumental leader in forming the new Sons squadron in Moultrie which was recently chartered by the national Sons of American Legion.
From left are, from Post 21, Curtis Stratin, Brandon O’quinn; Post 335, Justin Jackson, Jessie Gray; Post 324, Aholiab Martinez and Sons Squadron 324 Cmdr. Pierce Horton. Not shown is David Grace.