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"Boys State Rocked!"

-- Kenneth "Jason" Goth '95
Clinton, MO

    Day to Day Activities - Friday, June 18th

Culmination of the Week

In order to receive college credit for the session, citizens must complete an exam over the material covered in their School of Instruction for the past week. After a week of studying, this exam took place Friday morning and featured both multiple choice and written response questions. Counselors of the Schools of Instruction would spend the rest of their afternoons evaluating the exams. After Lunch, the citizens were given the opportunity to get a showing of the EMS equipment courtesy of Johnson County, MO EMS.

Last Governmental Activites

After governmental activities periods multiple times a day throughout the week, Friday morning marked the last time citizens would have free time to participate in their daily responsibilities. From the highest office of the statewide executive branch to each city's assistant beverage commissioners, Boys State was fully operated by citizens as of this morning. The House of Representatives and the Senate met for their final session and sought to pass any last minute legislature with the hopes of it carrying over into future sessions of Boys State, and the newly confirmed Supreme Court met to make decisions on any outstanding cases. Governmental activities periods are an integral part of Missouri Boys State, as they are periods of dramatic policy change, the capturing of news stories, and the forming of lifelong friendships.

Community Service Project

The citizens had the opportunity to serve the Warrensburg community in the afternoon. While visiting the local veterans' home, they assisted in cleaning the home's transport vans. This year, 20 citizens and staff attended the social, even though there wasn't the usual Ice Cream Social, it was still a great show of support.

Final Assembly

In the final hours of the 81st session of Missouri Boys State, former director of the program Herbert Kohn delivered the final guest address of the week. Kohn told stories of his family escaping Nazi Germany and immigrating to the United States, as well as their adjustment to postwar American society. Kohn offered a unique perspective as both a successful lawyer and financier and Boys State staff stalwart. He challenged MBS citizens to remain engaged in the program as long as they are able, and to carry with them the lessons learned this week throughout their lives.

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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