It was on June 13 of 2011 when I had the privilege to interview the Braxton County Senior Counselor. Only being the first full day of the week, I was extremely nervous. But at the right time, I was confident in doing my first interview. I started with the basic of a hello, and a how are you today? Newsom was very polite and told me he was doing quite fine.
I then progressed into asking if he was enjoying his week at Boyâ€™s State so far. Newsom responded by saying â€œYes. Boyâ€™s State is always one of my favorite weeks of the year.â€ I then asked the curious question of what year he was a citizen at Boyâ€™s State, and could he tell me his experience at his Boyâ€™s State? Newsom was a citizen of Boyâ€™s State in 2006, and â€œWhen I was a citizen in Boyâ€™s State, I remember being extremely overwhelmed, but then as the week progressed, I greatly enjoyed myself.â€
When Newsom was a citizen at Boyâ€™s State, he ran for the office of the House of Delegates. Newsom has been coming back to Boyâ€™s State ever since 2006, with this year being his 6th year in Boyâ€™s State. I greatly appreciated the interview with Newsom and I personally am starting to enjoy my Boyâ€™s State experience.
Patrick Means - Braxton Cottage Reporter