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"When I got home and actually thought about what I had just gone through I had a moment of clarity: my role in the House of Representatives changed my life. Fighting for rights and legislative bills was amazing. This program changed my life, thank you so much."

-- Alexander Richard Wilson '11
Florissant, MO

Democracy in Action

The 2013 Missouri Boys State Awards ceremony was held in the University of Central Missouri Multipurpose Building on Saturday Morning. This followed a demonstration of various governmental activities by the citizens that parents and guests observed on a short tour. Citizens held city council meetings, county commissioner hearings, both the House and Senate were in session, the Supreme Court heard and decided a case, and there were various stations to represent the schools of instruction and other groups.

Citizen of the Week Scholarship

-Richard Bo Edmund Young, Elsberry, MO
Receives $8000 Scholarship ($2000 renewable for four years)
-1st Runner Up: Brian Michael Dufrenne, Maryland Heights, MO
Receives $2000 Scholarship
-2nd Runner Up: Heath Caden Snider, Sweet Springs, MO
Receives $1000 Scholarship

All Citizens of the Week must return to MBS on staff
in order to maintain scholarship eligibility

Citizen of the Week

Citizen of the Week Award Winners

Boys Nation Delegates

Boys Nation Delegates



Boys Nation Delegates
Brandon Michael McCoy
; Spokane, MO
Alexander Kent Higginbotham; Mayview, MO
1st Runner Up: Mitchell Merle Brady; Rolla, MO
2nd Runner Up: Timothy John Ittner; Jefferson City, MO   

Boys Nation will be held on the campus of Marymount
University in Arlington, VA, 19-26 July, 2013.

Jerry L. Litton Model County Award
Gamble County
Bradley County (1st Runner Up)
Benton County (2nd Runner Up)

Harry S. Truman Model City Award
Alcorn City
Richardson City (1st Runner Up)
Carver City (2nd Runner Up)

Athletic Competition
Carver City (1st Place) - 155 points
Ingle City (1st Place) - 155 points
Richardson City (1st Place) - 155 points

2013 Staff Scholarship
Tommy Kackley
Tanner Bone
John McNamara

Staff Scholarship

Staff Scholarship Winners: Tommy Kackley, Tanner Bone, John Mcnamara, Dale Wright

Governor's Cup Challenge Winner
2013 Missouri Boys State Staff...74 years in a row!

Governor's Cup: Charles Flint, Matt Dameron, Jack Laskowitz, and Adam Mcclellan

Athletics Award: (3 way tie for first)
Carver City Athletic Director, Jared  Koller
Ingle City Athletic Director, Matthew Dillon
Richardson City Athletic Director, Coby Ayers


Model City Award: Alcorn City Mayor, Adam Brooks Burnam, and Dean of Counselors, Dale Wright






Outgoing Governor, Trevor Austin Burge and Dean of Operations, Tim Miller



Newly elected Governor of the 74th Missouri Boys State Session, Wisdom Nwike, and Dean of Operations, Tim Miller


Legislative Leaders: Lieutenant Governor, Quentin Hezekiah Hooks; President Pro-Tem, Gabriel  Unruh; Speaker of the House, Cameron Dean Rice; Legislative School Counselor, Bruce Dotson


Supreme Court Justices:
Chief Justice Alex Schmitt, Justices Drew Cox, Keith Haar, Brandon Heisserer, Joshua Holl, Johar, Mathew Schneider, and counselor Andrew Johnson


"Outstanding Awards"

Outstanding Attorney


Outstanding Businessman

Garrett Chastain - Duggan


Alex Davis - Whitfield

Outstanding Journalist


Outstanding Judge

Nathaniel Snodgrass - Lewis


Kaleb Patania - Carnahan

Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer


Outstanding Legislator - Senator

Logan Fluty - Ingle


Brent Rosenauer - Boone

Outstanding Lobbyist


Outstanding Legislator - Representative

Joe Schlemeier - Weyer


Cullen Crawford - Carver

Outstanding Treasurer


State Executive Official

Joseph Durand - Carnahan


Will Chaney - Crowder

Outstanding Firefighter


Outstanding Political Party Chairman

Joshua Hunt - Weyer


Brandon McCoy - Doniphan

Outstanding City Clerk


Andrew Norton - Duggan


Recipients of this year's Outstanding Awards


The citizens of the 2013 session of Missouri Boys State started the morning with mixed feelings, whether it be happy for being apart of the experience or sad to be leaving their new friends as they cleaned up their room and city area for the last time as citizens. It would be the last of a lot of things today, last breakfast, last assembly, and for some, last time seeing some of the incredible new people they met only seven, short days ago.

The first event of the day would be the Democracy in Action. Democracy in Action was a demonstration of the knowledge and tools learned by the citizens in their stay at Boys State, shown to the family and friends of the citizens. Along this tour given to the parents, they would see the House of Representatives & Senate in session, the Supreme Court would hear cases, and displays would be set up to show the various Schools of Instruction.

After DIA, all citizens, staff, and families would file into the multipurpose building for awards. Outstanding performer awards would go out to the following categories such as: Journalist, Lobbyist, Clerk, Treasurer, Attorney, Law Officer, Businessman, Judge, Party Commissioner, and Legislator.  The winner of the highly- prized Model City was announced, as well as Model County. Each year, Boys Nation is held in Washington D.C. and each Boys State sends 2 delegates to represent their state, a very high honor. Also, a citizen who embodied the program of Boys State the best was named Citizen of the Week along with an $8,000 scholarship to the college of their choice, the highest individual honor at Boys State. The staff was awarded their 74th consecutive Governor’s Cup award, remaining undefeated. Alcorn City would then take home the prize of the city Athletic Competition. Two staff members each year are awarded with the Staff Scholarship to the college of their choice, worth $2,500.

The ceremony would be closed with remarks by Director Mike Plunkett, reflecting back on the amazing week. Reminding the citizens of all that they accomplished while her and the accomplishments to come in the future. Director Plunkett would remind the citizens to be leaders in their communities or wherever life may take them and to put service before you. The session would be officially closed leaving the citizens with memories and friendships to last them a lifetime.







Did you know...
Parents are encouraged to attend Democracy in Action and the awards ceremony held on Saturday mornings at the UCM Multipurpose Building



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