MH: “What do you do here at Boys State as a state trooper?
Andrew: “I enforce laws given to me by my county, my city, and by the state officials. I also keep the peace, protect the state officials elected, and most importantly, protect the Governor.
MH: “How have you enjoyed Boys State thus far in?”
Andrew: “I love it, it’s great! I will never forget this, I learned a lot about myself, like I am no longer afraid to get myself out there, I have a natural-born leadership quality, and yeah, it’s been a good time.”
MH: “What’s the first thing you’ll do when you get home, I know I’m sleeping pretty much solidly all night, and likely the morning”
Andrew: “Laundry! I leave for vacation the same day I get back, and also…checking my phone. Got to check my phone.”
MH: “What have you missed from home the most since being here?”
Andrew: “My bed, I don’t miss home much…but I do miss just talking to my mom and dad, I have a good relationship with them. Miss talking to them on a regular basis.”
MH: “What change have you seen in yourself since being here?
Andrew: “Just… become more bold when talking to people, and overall less nervous in myself.”
MH: “How do you feel about the program?”
Andrew: “I was expecting something really, really strict, not that it’s not, it’s definitely well-disciplined, also I thought there would be more Liberals, but it’s actually leaning more to the Conservative side.”
MH: “How do you feel about the Marines?”
Andrew: “The Marines are great, I enjoy having them here, I have high respect for all servicemen and servicewomen and their leadership.”
MH: “What has spurred the most accomplishment in your county?”
Andrew: “The beginning we struggled with marching, but we get it now, and it’s all come together, and I think that’s the biggest thing. ”
MH: “Any last remarks to citizens looking back, the parents, and possible future troopers?”
Andrew: “To the possible future Boys State State Troopers make sure you remember the oath you took, your job, and do it to the fullest you can.”
MH: “Thank you for coming in shortly before your meeting, thank you for your time.”
Andrew: “Ah, no problem, thank you for having me.”
Written and Interview Conducted by: Max Hagerott (0934)