Applying to Attend

The application process various among schools and American Legion posts. The best way to determine the process for your respective school or post is to contact your guidance counselor or a Legionnaire. If there are any questions, please visit the Contact Us page and let us know.

Your local American Legion Post should have hard copies available.

Once accepted to the program, there are several forms that Citizens should complete and bring with them to the program for registration on Day 1 (June 24, 2018). These documents together form the registration packets that all Citizens must have complete, with signatures, when they arrive at the program.

The District Chairmen serve as the liaison between the Posts and the Boys State Chairman/Program Staff and are responsible for organizing transportation and the distribution of quotas to posts, and in turn, schools. Posts and school officials are urged to refer any questions to the respective Chairperson listed below. If you are unsure in which American Legion district your school is located (and therefore which procurement chairman to contact), please refer below. You may also download our District parish list/map and contact persons.

First District | Anthony Haywood | (504) 261-6888 |
Orleans Parish

Second District | Bryan D’Oriocourt | (504) 512-8847 |
Parishes: Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist

Third District | Philip Legendre | (985) 853-2771 |
Parishes: Assumption, Iberia, Lafayette, Lafourche, St. Martin, St. Mary, Terrebonne, Vermillion, Grand Isle

Fourth District | William Stroud | (318) 592-2816 |
Parishes: Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Red River, Webster

Fifth District | Tina Cielatka | (318) 791-4181 |
Parishes: Caldwell, Catahoula, Concordia, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, Union, West Carroll

Sixth District | Mike Peats | (985) 502-8802 |
Parishes: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana, Washington

Seventh District | Edward Hudson Sr. | (337) 515-9437 |
Parishes: Acadia, Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Evangeline, Jefferson Davis, St. Landry

Eighth District | Billy Ray Foley |(337) 424-9696 |
Parishes: Avoyelles, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Winn, Vernon