This event is free, because of the support of our Local Legion. It is sometimes a qualifier for 4 year scholarships. 1000 JUNIORS from across NY State are chosen each year to attend. Participants create a mock NYS government, complete with mayors, senators, courts, police, and reporters. Some students who want to become governor prepare speeches and campaign buttons ahead of time :-) This looks very good on applicaitons. Two top participants each year are chosen to go on to BOYS/GIRLS NATION.