36 Katy boys in Austin for Texas Boys State 2019

Thirty-six boys from Katy-area high schools are attending the weeklong Texas Boys State 2019, which began June 9 in Austin.

The Katy boys are among hundreds from all parts of Texas who are learning about various forms of American government.  Each boy becomes a part of the operation of his local, county, and state government.

Katy-area boys prepare to leave for Austin on June 9 for Texas Boys State 2019.  At far left is Monte Ikner, who led the Boys State committee for American Legion Post 164.   (Photo by David Wallis)

Two boys from Texas will be selected to attend 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 36 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 Harry Woodstrom.

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

Cinco Ranch:  Carson King, Hunter Dade, Isaiah Dycus, Jun (Andy) Sung Lee, Michael Klushin, Oliver Marlow, William Nicholson.

Faith West: Dan Owen, Zane Vincent.

Katy: Viswanathan Dhanabal, Maverick Anderson, Zachary Baker.

Mayde Creek: Anthony Hernandez, Hakeem Werra, Jesus Limones.

Morton Ranch: Gabriel Garcia, Ian Gopinath, Nathanael Hernandez.

Paetow: Chase Stanley, Corbin Vail.

Saint John XXIII: Canyon Neundorfer, Christopher Speed, Eric Pink, Weston Glueck.

Seven Lakes: Luka Christianson, Trevor Schmidt.

Taylor: Eduardo Agualar, Evan Flesser, Lucca Cortarelli, Matthew Schaefer.

Tompkins: Akhil Thomas, Christopher Wong, Iruoghene Edewor, Michael Saccone, Rehan Rupawalla, Sheev Dave.

The Boys State program has been offered by The American Legion since 1935.


(Submitted on June 9, 2019 by Greg Clock of Post 164)