Two brothers from Washington High School were selected as delegates to the 2019 American Legion Boys State.

Caleb and Conner McElderry attended the week long session May 25 to June 1 on the campus of NEO A&M College in Miami.

The brothers, who will be seniors in the fall, also recently served as Oklahoma Senate pages for Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman.

Caleb recently completed his first year in the Cyber Security program at Mid-America Technology Center, finishing with  a certification in Comp TIA.

He has enrolled in concurrent classes at Oklahoma City Community College for the fall semester and after high school plans to continue his education at the University of Oklahoma. He will major in computer engineering.

His extra-curricular activities at Washington High School include National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Science Club and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.

In addition to computers, his special interests are health, fitness and weightlifting.

At Boys State, he most enjoyed meeting new people, learning about government and the assemblies.

Conner has completed one year of concurrent enrollment at OCCC and after graduation plans to attend OU and major in finance.

His extra-curricular activities are NHS, Oklahoma Honor Society, marching band, jazz band, FCA and Science Club.

At Boys State, Conner played trumpet in the band and ran for corporation commissioner in his city. 

His favorite part of Boys State were the speakers and he found Lt. Gov. Mike Pannell’s address on the state’s economy and plans for the future informative.

He also enjoys fishing, tennis and basketball.

The brothers carry on a family tradition of Boys State. Previous attendees include their grandfather, father and uncle.

Their grandfather, the late Neil (Bill) McElderry Jr., was an American Legion commander for 40 years. And their grandmother, Betty McElderry, was the director of Oklahoma Girls State for more than 50 years, retiring in 2017.

For many years chair of the Oklahoma Democratic Party, she is currently a national Democratic committeewoman.

Conner and Caleb attend McFarlin United Methodist Church in Norman.

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