On September 12, 2012, fourteen young men and one young lady from St. Anthony's High School were presented with certificates for their participation in Boys and Girls State 2012. Brother Joshua DiMauro, O.S.F., Dean of Student Activities and Brother Gary Cregan, O.S.F. were very proud of the large number of Friars who completed the program. Boys' and Girls' State are prestigious programs held in Morrisville, NY which allow young people to have a greater understanding of the government and electoral process. During the week-long experience, students create mock governments and hold elections. The United States Marines assist in the program and teach the young people about teamwork and self-discipline.