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"I have so much more understanding of the law and how our government works. Boys State gave me the leadership skills and confidence to know I can make a difference in our society."

-- David Bradford '07
Pattonville, MO

    Day to Day Activities - Friday, June 21st

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 80-0. 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, 33 citizens attended the social, talking with local veterans while enjoying ice cream.

Final Assembly

Tonight, the citizens of Missouri Boys State were addressed by Lieutenant General Martin Steele (Ret.). General Steele spoke to the citizens about the lessons he's learned through the years. Steele, an Arkansas Boys State Alumnus, described how his relationship with Bill Clinton began at Boys State. He then spoke to the citizens regarding the difference between his generation and their generation. Enstilling in the citizens the responsibility of living in the modern era.



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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