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"I want to thank the American Legion for providing me the opportunity to learn the value of citizenship. In April of '04, I won a seat on the St. Joesph School Board. The Boys State opportunity helped me to determine my path in life."

-- Robert Hughs '92
St. Joseph, MO

    Day to Day Activities - Thursday, June 23rd

The Final Stretch

Polls opened for the general election this morning and candidates campaigned for as many votes possible. Every citizen wishes to make the most of their time; whether they want to win a state position, help earn Model City, or pass a bill. The choices the citizens make today and on Friday will shape the 77th session of Missouri Boys State. Soon after their group photo session they will discover which citizens they elected to serve as Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Auditor, State Treasurer, and Attorney General.


The political process is complete, the state officials are elected and the excitement is statewide. Find out who was elected at our election results page. Cities are ready for business and every part of the government is in place for the changes that the citizens want to see. The entire state is in their hands now, fullfilling the adage, "it's their Boys State."


The evening assembly consisted of many things. To begin, the Senate and House held a joint session with a formal opening and legislative procedures for all of Boys State. Following the opening, State officers were sworn in to their position and the Missouri Boys State Governor elect took the oath of office, carried out by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. After taking the oath of office, Newly elected Governor of Missouri Boys State Alexander Whittington addressed the citizens, recognizing the American Legion, as well as proposing the adoption of the role of public defender and the enhancement of Missouri Boys State's technology.

Governor Nixon delivered the keynote address for the evening, reminding the citizens of the many changes happening in the world of today, and that the changes are only going to become greater. Governor Nixon encouraged the citizens to take responsibility for the future as leaders, and to learn from both successes and failures. After his prepared address, Governor Nixon fielded questions varying from mental healthcare to his impact on the people of Missouri as Governor.

MBS Record

The citizens of Missouri Boys State publish a paper that is delivered to the citizens every morning. Copies of this paper are published here every day for your enjoyment. Today's edition is available here.

Additional Photos

More Photos From The Session





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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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