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The Tar Heel Boy's State program, since its beginning in 1939, has brought together in Chapel Hill each year the outstanding youth of North Carolina, giving them the opportunity of developing for themselves a sense of responsibility as citizens.
Boy's State refers to an annual event where boys from across the state gather to learn how their government operates. It was established in 1937 by the North Carolina Department of the American Legion in conjunction with the Institute for Government. The 1962 meeting was held in Chapel Hill from June 17-24 and 404 boys attended.
J.S. Mann returned from a convention in Winston-Salem with a beautiful cup that is the pride of Whiteville. The W. T. Joyner trophy is presented each year by the State Department to the American Legion post doing the best work in rehabilitation and community service.