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"Boys State was a great experience that I will never forget."

-- Jonathan Jacob Muff '09
Osage Beach, MO

Day to Day Activities - Sunday, June 19th

Rise and Shine!

The day begins bright and early with Highway Patrol applications due by 7:00 am and a breakfast meal to kick off the day as municipal and General Assembly candidates prepare for city party caucuses. After a citywide political rally, the citizens will participate in their first elections.

Worship services follow lunch with many opportunities to experience other religious practices or engage in an ethics discussion. Afterwards, election results and appointed officials, such as Police Chief and City Attorney, will be announced. At the evening assembly the citizens will hear from Kansas City Mayor Sly James, and the city's new mayors will be sworn into office.

Find out city election results here.

Each citizen is also challenged with the choice between Schools of Instruction, which include: Campaigning & Political Operations, Public Administration, Legislative, Law Enforcement, Law, and Journalism.

This is Your Moment

Sunday's ceremony in Hendrick's Hall was kicked off with a video from Senator Roy Blunt congratulating the citizens on being selected to go to Missouri Boys State. He explained that both the history and challenges facing our country are great, but it is up to this generation to define us as a nation in the future. He wished them luck in the week ahead, confident that their talents will lead to a successful week.

To celebrate the completion of city governments, the newly elected city mayors were sworn in by Kansas City Mayor Sly James. Mayor James then addressed the citizens as the keynote speaker of the evening. He emphasized to the boys that they must stay true to themselves and never let the spotlight change who they are. He encouraged them to realize that they must make their own opportunities rather than sit and wait for them to come.

During the question and answer session following his speech, he addressed several challenges facing Kansas City and other cities around the country in education, crime, and healthcare. He stressed that focusing on the problem and combating partisanship are important aspects of an effective administration. Lastly, he captured his visit to Boys State in a signature selfie. After an eventful night, the citizens return to their cities in eager anticipation of Monday's activities.

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Did you know...
In addition to almost 1,000 Citizen attendees, Missouri Boys State brings over 150 volunteers that give over a week of their time to make this session possible.



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