Three of the 2021 American Legion youth champions spoke at the Sons of The American Legion National Convention in Phoenix, Ariz.
Boys Nation President Ryan Jung and Junior Shooting champions Maya Cameron and Natalie Perrin were guest speakers at the SAL convention.
All three expressed their appreciation for the opportunities provided by The American Legion’s youth programs.
“Serving as the president of the 75th session of Boys Nation, where I had the privilege to bear witness to energetic young men steering the direction of our country, not left, not right, but forward, is the least I could do to express my gratitude,” Jung said.
Perrin, a freshman at West Virginia University, noted that July’s American Legion Junior 3-Position Air Rifle National Championship helped prepare her for joining WVU’s rifle team. Perrin won the precision shooter title in Boulder, Colo.
Sporter champion Maya Cameron said her participation in the sport had helped her grow.
“It’s through opportunities like this that young people my age are able to become a better person and more productive member of society,” she said.