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"My time as a citizen at MBS taught me so much more than politics or governmental process. I learned that one person can make a difference, provided that one person actually participates in the process. I learned that I do have it in me to make a difference."

-- Jason Lewton '93
Raytown, MO

    Day to Day Activities - Friday, June 24th

The Last Day

The final day of Boys State has arrived. Today, the citizens will finish their projects for the week and take their final exams in their schools of instruciton. Citizens who pass their exam will recieve college credit for participation in Missouri Boys State. After exams, citizens will have their last chance to make their city's parks, roads, and final preparations for Model City and Model County judging during governmental activities.


The citizens competed in two athletic events today. Before competing in their regular athletics competition against the other cities, the citizens took part in the illustrious Governor's Cup. During the Governor's Cup, citizens competed against the staff in volleyball, basketball, and softball. Sustaining an undefeated record, the staff prevailed over the citizens, leaving the record at 77-0. Afterwards, the cities completed their final athletic session. Click here to find out the state champions.

Community Service Project

The citizens had many opportunities for service in the afternoon. Highway Patrol held a demonstration for the citizens, and some of the citizens took part in a community service project that was held at the veteran's home. Through their service project, the citizens applied what they had learned over the week.

Final Assembly

The final keynote speaker of the week was Lieutenant General Martin R. Steele. Steele was Arkansas Boys State citizen in 1963. Sharing the effect of Boys State on his experiences during the civil rights movement, Steele inspired the citizens to become leaders in their communities, even when in the face of adversity. Lt. General Steele also answered questions relating to the Veteran's Administration and the experience of combat.

Citizens saw their last newscast for the week and headed to their cities. After being encouraged to better themselves, citizens held their final city meetings. These final meetings are often capstones of what many have called "a week to shape a lifetime."

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.

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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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