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"I feel that Boys State gave me a new sense of confidence and the chance to interact with the best of the youth in the State of Missouri."

-- Gregory Jackson '04
Boonville, MO

    Day to Day Activities - Friday, June 22nd

Culmination of the Week

It's the final day of Boys State. Today, the citizens finish their model city initiatives and take their final exams in their schools of instruction. Citizens who pass their exam will be eligible to receive college credit for participating in Missouri Boys State. After exams, citizens have their last chance to make their city's parks, roads, and final preparations for Model City and Model County judging during governmental activities.

Governor's Cup

Before competing in their regular athletics competition against the other cities, the citizens took part in the renowned Governor's Cup. The Governor's Cup is a competition between the citizens and the staff in volleyball, basketball, softball, and a new addition: Quiz Bowl. Maintaining an undefeated record, the staff prevailed over the citizens, leaving the record at 79-0. Afterwards, the cities completed their final athletic session.

Community Service Project

The citizens had the opportunity to serve the Warrensburg community in the afternoon. While visiting the local veterans' home, the citizens hosted an Ice Cream Social. This year, 32 citizens attended the social, talking with local veterans while enjoying ice cream.

Final Assembly

Tonight, the citizens of Missouri Boys State were addressed by Eric Motley of the Aspen Institute. Motley spoke to the citizens about the history of his family, detailing his family's struggles as African Americans. Motley, an Alabama Boys State Alumnus, then described how the program affected his life; orating a story about going to Boys Nation and meeting then Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney. Motley left the citizens with parting advice: always thank those who helped you get to where you are today.



After watching the final newscast, the citizens headed to their cities. After being challenged to serve their communities, the citizens held their final city meetings. These final meetings are often considered a capstone to 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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