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President Kennedy Exchanges Gifts with Stephen Lutz, "Boy of the Year"

Apr. 11, 1962 - President Kennedy gave his tie clasp to a 15-year-old New Jersey honor student today, honoring him as the nation’s finest example of “juvenile decency.” Stephen Lutz of Newark, a six-footer, was the recipient. He had been named Boy of the Year by the Boys Clubs of America. He was cited for “superlative service to his home, school, synagogue, community, and boys’ club.” The clasp was in the form of a PT boat. Stephen gave the President a scale model, in a bottle, of the PT-109, the craft commanded by Mr. Kennedy that was sunk in World War II.

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