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2003 Keynote Speakers

Below are our speakers for the 2003 Session.

  

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE KENNY HULSHOF
Saturday, June 14, 2003 (Evening Assembly)

Following Opening Night Ceremonies of the 64th session of Missouri Boys State, U.S. Representative Kenny Hulshof from Missouri’s 9th District will deliver the keynote address to the Boys State general assembly. Congressman Hulshof will discuss the hot topics in Congress and his work on various legislation effecting Missourians. Following his prepared remarks Congressman Hulshof will hold a question and answer session.

   
 

MISSOURI GOVERNOR BOB HOLDEN
Sunday, June 15, 2003 (Evening Assembly)

Missouri Governor Bob Holden will deliver the keynote address at the special assembly in Hendricks Hall on Sunday evening. Governor Holden, a long time member of the Boys State staff, will discuss his experiences at Missouri Boys State and the many issues arising from the latest legislative session in Jefferson City. The Governor will hold a question and answer session following his address.

   
 

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS FULLBACK TONY RICHARDSON
Monday, June 16, 2003 (Afternoon Assembly)

Kansas City Chiefs Fullback Tony Richardson will address Boys State participants at a special assembly on Monday afternoon in Hendricks Hall. Mr. Richardson will discuss his life experience in football and what it’s like to play in the NFL. Following his address, Mr. Richardson will hold a question and answer session.

   
 

MISSOURI ATTORNEY GENERAL JAY NIXON
Monday, June 16, 2003 (Evening Assembly)

Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon will deliver the keynote address at a special assembly on Monday evening in Hendricks Hall. Attorney General Nixon is an outstanding supporter of the Boys State program and will be making his 10th appearance at Missouri Boys State in 2003. He will hold a question and answer session following his prepared remarks.

   
 

PULITZER PRIZE WINNING POLITICAL CARTOONIST MIKE PETERS
Tuesday, June 17, 2003 (Evening Assembly)

The 15th Annual George W. Lehr Memorial Speakers Chair will be Mike Peters, Political Cartoonist, Pulitzer Prize Winner and creator of the syndicated comic “Mother Goose and Grimm”. Mr. Peters will deliver the keynote address on Tuesday evening. Following his keynote address the Senator will hold a brief question and answer session.

   
 

MISSOURI SECRETARY OF STATE MATT BLUNT
Thursday, June 19, 2003 (Afternoon Assembly)

Missouri Secretary of State Matt Blunt will announce and certify the statewide election results and address the citizens at the Boys State general assembly in the CMSU Multipurpose Building. Secretary of State Blunt will also take part in the Boys State group photo session at the Multipurpose Building.

   
 

CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE MISSOURI SUPREME COURT STEPHEN LIMBAUGH
Thursday, June 19, 2003 (Evening Assembly)

Chief Justice Stephen Limbaugh will deliver the keynote address and swear-in the newly elected state officials at the Joint Session of the Boys State House and Senate on Thursday evening at Hendricks Hall.

   
 

COL. DOUG RAABERG, 509th WING COMMANDER, WHITEMAN AFB
Friday, June 20, 2003 (Evening Assembly)

Colonel Doug Raaberg, USAF is the 509th Wing Commander at Whiteman AFB, MO. Whiteman AFB is the home of the B-2 Stealth Bomber. The B-2 has played an important role in Operation Iraqi Freedom as well as the War in Bosnia and the Gulf War. Colonel Raaberg will provide a briefing on the latest activity at Whiteman AFB at the Boys State General Assembly in Hendricks Hall. Colonel Raaberg will hold a question and answer session following his remarks.

   
 

DEMOCRACY IN ACTION AND FINAL AWARDS CEREMONY
Saturday, June 21, 2003 (Morning Event)

All phases of Boys State government will be functioning for parents, teachers and other visitors. The announcement of the winners of various competitions and awards presentations immediately follow Democracy in Action.

 

 
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