Legion recognizes Central, Fabel

American Legion Boys State Director of Minnesota Michael M. Bredeck, far right, honored, from left, Dick Stolz of the Edward Born Post 343, Central senior Brandon Fabel and Central High School Principal Tom Erickson prior to the boys’ basketball game on Feb. 3. Fabel received the Fred Freisleben-Way Award for attending Boys State in June, the intensive hand-on government instruction experience for high school juniors. Fabel also attended Boys Nation in Washington D.C. in July as one of two representatives from Minnesota. Started in 1935, American Legion Boys State helps students become part of the operation of local, county and state government. Fabel plans to attend Carleton College in Northfield where he will play football. (NYA Times staff photo by Adam Gruenewald)