THE REVERE ADVOCATE - Friday, April 5, 2019 Page 3 Revere student participates in Mass. YMCA Youth & Government Conference R obert Graf of Revere, a senior at Boston College High School, was one of the 25 BC High students who participated at the annual YMCA Youth & Government Conference from March 20 to 22 at the Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill. The young men were delighted that they were able to meet BC High graduate (2013) 4th Plymouth Representative Patrick Kearney of Scituate. The BC High students were singled out for leadership roles at the conference: Matt Brandi of Quincy served as Governor, Ryan Golemme of Norwell as Lt. Governor and Colman Gillis of Quincy as Head Lobbyist. Golemme will be representing the state at the Conference on National Affairs in July, and Kenny Dao (2020) of Randolph won two awards: Outstanding Justice and Outstanding Officer. The Youth in Government Club, which is moderated by faculty member Elise Wilson, is part of a Greater Boston YMCA program which allows high school students to learn about state government and participate in the process of the State House with other students from throughout Massachusetts. Students take on various roles in the state government, including in the legislative, executive and judicial branches as well as lobbyists and the press corps. Youth and Government is one of the YMCA’s oldest programs – established in 1936. The program teaches young people about state government while at the same time it helps them to develop their own character through learning values stressed by the YMCA: caring, respect, honesty and responsibility. Boston College High School is a Jesuit, Catholic, collegepreparatory school for young men in grades 7 to 12. Founded in 1863, the school enrolls approximately 1,600 students from more than 140 communities in eastern Massachusetts. For more info: http://www. bchigh.edu. Robert Graf You deserve more than a job. You deserve an Encore. Encore Boston Harbor is hiring. Explore thousands of fulfilling careers. You deserve an Encore. In accordance with our host and surrounding community agreements, hiring preference is given to properly qualified residents of the cities of (1) Everett, (2) Malden, and (3) Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Medford, and Somerville.

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