Thirty-One Katy Boys Attend Texas Boys State 2018

Members of American Legion Post 164 in Katy greeted the Texas Boys State attendees and parents prior to the June 10th bus trip to Austin.

Thirty-one boys from Katy-area high schools attended the week-long Texas Boys State 2018 convention in Austin in June. The Katy boys were among more than 1,100 young men from across Texas.  They learned about various forms of government and were divided into 24 cities, eight counties and four districts.  The boys were assigned to parties known as The Federalists and The Nationalists and campaigned for various offices.

Two boys from this group will be selected to represent Texas at The American Legion’s Boys Nation convention in July in Washington. Members of Jonathan D. Rozier Post 164 of The American Legion in Katy selected the 31 boys after interviews that followed nominations by teachers and school counselors.   The post’s Boys State committee is led by Monte Ikner, with support from Bobby Steph, Ray Downs, Fred Kana and Henry Thomas.

The boys are seniors-to-be and are listed by high school:

Seven Lakes: Brody Ameen, Justin Ardis, Jacob DeGeurin, Alejandro Mantilla, Robert Myers and Joshua Shimbashi.

Cinco Ranch: Luke Austria, Nicholas Betts, Joshua Jung, Nicholas Pappas and Matthew Pharis.

Katy: Parker Egan, Dylan Koch, Mark Nicholson, Chandler Scott and Christopher Tucker.

Faith West: Lucas Campbell, Andrew Carrico and Joshua Romero.

Mayde Creek: Steven Garza, Joshua Brian Soriano and Alexis Zepeda.

Tompkins: Vincent Bruce, Michael Han and Sean Koo.

Morton Ranch: Terrell Gray, Alberto Hernandez and Thomas Walters.

Taylor: Michael Arellano and Jared Morris.

St. John XXIII: Thomas Reboli.