The American Legion
Arizona Boys State
4701 N. 19th Ave., Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85015-3799
Dear Students, Staff, Post Chairmen, and School Counselors,
It is with great regret that The American Legion Department of Arizona
announces that, due to concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak, we have
decided to cancel the 2020 Arizona Boys State session.
Our first responsibility is to our Delegates. Because our program is so
strenuous, and because of their close proximity, we do not believe we can
provide a sufficient level of safety for all of our Delegates and Staff.
For our Delegates who were selected for the 2020 session, we will offer to
make two remedies.
First, if you would like to use your selection on a
college application, something particularly useful for U.S. Service Academy
appointments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will issue a
letter for your file, including the details of your selection and why we
canceled our session.
Second, for students who were selected for our 2020
session, we are considering permitting an exception for Seniors to attend in
2021. This has not yet been finalized; if it happens, we will contact you in
Refund checks will be mailed out by April 30th to Delegates.
Again, we are sincerely sorry for this change. I believe I speak for our staff when
I say that it’s a week we live for every year.
Director, Arizona Boys State