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"It was fun -- overall one of the best experiences of my life!"

-- Tyler Whitworth '12
Nevada, MO

    Day to Day Activities - Thursday, June 21st

Completing the State

This morning citizens flooded the voting booths to cast their vote for statewide Officials. There was palpable energy in the air: candidates poured their hearts out in last minute campaigns across the campus, and citizens rushed to cast their vote. Even though only six citizens were elected to the Executive Branch, every citizen can relish in the fact that they successfully created an entire statewide Government. Knowing that the program was coming to a close, citizens were eager to begin the day's activities.

Ambitions Realized

The political process is complete, the state officials are elected and the citizens are celebrating across the State. Find out who was elected at our election results page. The cities are ready for business and every function 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 program's adage, "it's your Boys State."

Humble Beginnings

Thursday evening's programming represented a week of accomplishment for the citizens. 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, the newly elected State officers were sworn in to their position by Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe, and the Missouri Boys State Governor elect took the oath of office. After taking the oath of office, newly elected Governor of Missouri Boys State Larry Wilson Jr. addressed the citizens, giving thanks to them as well as encouraging them to be leaders in their communities.

Mike Kehoe, Missouri's 48th Lieutenant Governor, addressed the citizens of Missouri Boys State thursday night. Kehoe, a long time supporter of the program, helped swear in the newly elected state officials. Afterwards, he spoke to the citizens about how no matter where someone comes from, they too can be called to serve the public. Kehoe explained that he never would have thought that he would be the Lt. Governor of Missouri, let alone a State Senator for two terms. Kehoe kept his remarks short as to increase the number of questions citizens were able to ask.

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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