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Press Release

June 22, 2001

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Gov. Lartey receiving Governor's Plaque.
Gov. Lartey receiving Governor's Plaque.

From MBS TODAY (The Official Publication of Missouri Boys State) Friday, June 22, 2001. Excerpted from an article by Sam Murphey, Blair City, MBS

(WARRENSBURG, MO) -- Siddik Lartey of Kansas City, MO became the 62nd Governor of the Missouri Boys State yesterday evening. Lartey was anxious, excited, and ready to get to work. He said, "I appreciate every vote that I got. I've got the position, and now I've got to take care of my duty. It's overwhelming. and I'm almost speechless."

Back home in Kansas City, Lartey attends Hickman Mills High School. He is the President of the Student Council, and he is active in forensic activities. He serves with Increase the Peace, an organization that orients incoming freshmen to the high school environment. In addition, he is captain of the football team and plays on the baseball team. Outside of school, he is active with his church and sings in the choir.

After high school, Lartey would like to study sports medicine. He is seriously considering Drake and Texas Christian University.

Other students elected to statewide office were:
Lt. Governor,Scott Cunningham of Chesterfield, MO
Secretary of State, Scott Glabe of Columbia, MO
State Auditor, Keion Parrish of Kansas City, MO
State Treasurer, Jae Shin of Butler, MO
Attorney General, Wesley Coby of Kansas City, MO
and Eric Lynch of Cape Girardeau, MO was elected Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

The following individuals were elected as regular members of the Boys State Supreme Court:

Marcus Dixon, Kansas City, MO
Jimmie Draper, St. Peters, MO
Jonathan Haden, Springfield, MO
Justin Thompson, Jackson, MO
Simon Mahan, Neosho, MO
Maurice Hayden III, Berkeley, MO

Only young men who distinguish themselves as leaders in their high schools and communities are selected to attend the Missouri Boys State program. Missouri Boys State is a citizenship and leadership training program sponsored by the Missouri American Legion. Boys State was held during the week of June 16-23, 2001 on the campus of Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, MO.


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