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Press Release

June 18, 2005

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(WARRENSBURG, MO) -- Chad Day of Marshfield, MO is a bit more at ease about paying for his college education since he attended Missouri Boys State in Warrensburg last week. The Board of Trustees of The American Legion Missouri Boys State Memorial Trust awarded Day the Thirteenth Annual 40/8 Kickapoo Voiture 760 and Wayne S. Gregory Missouri Boys State Citizen of the Week College Scholarship at the conclusion of the 66th session of Missouri Boys State on Saturday, June 18, 2005. Day, who will be a senior at Marshfield High School next year, was nominated "Citizen of the Week" by 63 other participants at the Boys State program and was the only college scholarship winner from among the 983 participants at the Boys State program in 2005. Day is the son of Rhonda and Noel Day of Marshfield.

Day was one of 16 students so honored as "Citizen of the Week". These 16 young men were interviewed by a scholarship committee consisting of Missouri Boys State staff members who selected the winner based on scholarship, citizenship, leadership and his commitment to excellence in higher education. Day attended the Law School at Missouri Boys State and was elected Municipal Judge of Carver City and Associate Circuit Judge of Scott County. Day was sponsored at Missouri Boys State by the Marshfield Optimist Club.

The scholarship is a $1,000 a year grant, renewable prior to each school year for four consecutive years based on certain scholastic performance standards set forth by the Scholarship Committee of The American Legion Missouri Boys State Memorial Trust. The scholarship is funded solely by The American Legion Missouri Boys State Memorial Trust, which relies on public donations as a source of revenue. Only participants in the American Legion Boys State of Missouri, Inc. are eligible to receive the scholarship.

The Missouri Boys State college scholarship is named for Wayne S. Gregory, who served as the commission chairman for Missouri Boys State prior to his death in 1999. Mr. Gregory was a decorated World War II veteran and hard working member of the Boys State staff for over 12 years.

The Missouri Boys State program was held on the campus of Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, MO from June 11 - 18, 2005. Missouri Boys State is a citizenship and leadership training program held annually and sponsored by the Missouri American Legion.

The following Missouri Boys State participants were voted by their peers as "Citizens of the Week" during the 2005 session. By virtue of this honor they were eligible to win the Thirteenth Annual 40/8 Kickapoo Voiture 760 and Wayne S. Gregory Missouri Boys State Citizen of the Week Scholarship.

Recipient - Chad Stephen Day - Marshfield, MO Marshfield High School
1st Alternate - Christopher James McGlamery - Rota, Spain DGF Rota High School
2nd Alternate - Alexander Elias Jackson - Kansas City Park Hill High School
Nominee - Kyle Adam Nettesheim - Fenton, MO Rockwood Summit High School
Nominee - John William Clark - St. Charles, MO Duchesne High School
Nominee - Jeremy Blake Tripp - DeSoto, MO DeSoto High School
Nominee - Robert William Martin - Overland, MO Ritenour High School
Nominee - Venu Veera Raghavan - Wildwood, MO Lafayette High School
Nominee - Mark Soan Kelsey - Norwood, MO Liberty Faith Christian High School
Nominee - Samuel Lee Windham - Kansas City Winnetonka High School
Nominee - Joseph David Deak - Imperial, MO Seckman High School
Nominee - Kyle Anthony Bailey Coleman - St. Louis Metro High School
Nominee - John Mark Thomas Walter - Lake Ozark, MO School of the Osage High School
Nominee - Nathan Caleb Gray - Springfield, MO Kickapoo High School
Nominee - Luke Armbrecht Thomas - Bucklin, MO Bucklin High School
Nominee - Michael James Eckert – Valles Mines, MO North County High School


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