Missouri Boys State

Call for Nominations for 11th Grade Boys

Nomination Deadline is February 2

What is Missouri Boys State?

The American Legion Boys State of Missouri program was first established in 1938 and is a statewide leadership and citizenship training program specifically developed for high school juniors who have distinguished themselves as leaders in their school. During the 8-day program, the young men experience all facets of government through a hands-on learning approach that enhances their leadership skills and helps them develop an understanding of their rights and responsibilities as citizens.

The 2016 session will be held from June 18 - 25 on the campus of University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri.

What Traits Make a Good Nominee?

  • Currently in his Junior year of high school
  • A keen interest in government and current events
  • High moral character
  • Good citizenship
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Above average scholastic achievement
  • Excellent communication skills

Please nominate a student now! It only takes a minute!


Please contact Ann Herman in the Guidance Office, or visit the Missouri Boys State website for more information.

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