Veteran Groups Sponsor Falconer Students’ Trip To Boys’ State

David Allen

Henry Mosher Post 638 American Legion, Sons of the American Legion Squadron 638 and the Jamestown Vietnam Veterans of America are proud to combine and sponsor four Falconer high school young men to attend New York state Boys’ State.

David Allen is the son of Dave Allen is the son of Dave and Stacey Allen of Jamestown. David is a junior and is active in golf, cross country and indoor track. He is also consistently on the academic honor roll. He enjoys hunting, skiing and running in his spare time. He plans to attend college after high school with a focus on becoming a pilot.

Jackson Fowler is the son of Sheri Fowler of Falconer and Steve Fowler of Jamestown. Jackson is a junior and participates on the bowling team, Radio Quiz Team and golf team. Jackson also participates in the school musical productions. He has received the Bishop Alter Server Award, a nine-year National Piano Guild award winner and five-year All-County Chorus and NYSSMA participant. Jackson plans to pursue a career in sports management.

Benjamin Schrader is the son of Tracy and Chris Schrader. He is a junior and active in school athletics as a member of cross country, basketball and baseball teams. Ben is an altar server and usher at Our Lady of Loretto Church, recently receiving the Altar Server of the Year award from Bishop Richard Malone. Ben has volunteered his time as a vacation bible school teacher, at St. Susan’s Center and with the US Baseball Academy as an athlete assistant. He is employed by the village of Falconer as a member of the summer recreation staff. In his free time, Benjamin enjoys hunting, fishing, running and baseball.

Drew Troutman is third in his junior class and is a member of the Falconer National Honor Society. Drew is a member of the Falconer basketball and cross country teams. He recently was awarded the Innovation off Creativity award from RIT and the National Leadership award for Danforth. In addition, he received the College Connections Student of the Year award from JCC. Drew has volunteered with Relay for Life and St. Susan’s Kitchen. He is a member of Our Lady of Loretto Church in Falconer.

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The four boys are currently attending Boys’ State at the SUNY Morrisville Campus through Friday. While in Morrisville, the young men will be going through a one week intensive course on how government works. During the weeklong mock exercise, they will learn how laws are written, passed and enforced as needed. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to run for office or be appointed to a position within the Boys’ State mock government. They will then act in whatever capacity they hold for the entire week.

Benjamin Schrader

Drew Troutman


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