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Samsung Scholarship Finalist Announced


Anthony AzzunANTHONY DEWAYNE AZZUN NAMED NATIONAL FINALIST FOR THE SAMSUNG AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLARSHIP
Anthony Dewayne Azzun, Bolivar, MO was selected as one of the approximately 98 national finalists for the Samsung American Legion National Scholarship at the annual Missouri American Legion State Convention held July 10-13 in Jefferson City.  Azzun was selected by the state scholarship committee of the Missouri American Legion from approximately 103 applicants.  Azzun will compete nationally for one of nine Samsung American Legion scholarships expected to total $20,000 each which will be awarded by The American Legion this fall.  By virtue of his selection as a national finalist, Azzun will receive a $1,100 scholarship, if not selected as a national winner. [more]


Democracy in Action


Awards CeremonyWith the elections tallied, awards given, lifelong friendships forged, and memories of this Week to Shape a Lifetime forever instilled in the minds of over 900 citizens from across the state of Missouri, Director Mike Plunkett closed the 75th session of The American Legion Boys State of Missouri with the beating of the official MBS Gavel.

The 2014 Session of Missouri Boys State was a huge success! A big thank you goes out to our sponsors, the American Legion, and everyone who helped organize this educational experience for the youth of Missouri.


 

Eric Greitens Challenges Citizens

Eric GreitensOn Friday evening White House Fellow, Navy Seal Commander and Rhodes Scholar, Eric Geitens returned to Missouri Boys State to speak to the Citizens. Eric brings a motivational yet challenging message for the Citizens to take their new knowledge and experience back to their home towns and put it to use. He encourages everyone to become active and volunteer in their communities so their example may inspire others to do the same.  

 

 

 


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Checkout content from each day of the 2014 Session of MBS! We have posted daily stories, election results, daily photos, KMBS Radio Broadcasts, MBS Record Newspaper editions, and much more! Click here to see a full listing of this sessions content or use the "2014 MBS Session" dropdown in the main menu of this page. Make sure you check our website often to follow along! You can also follow along with:

Scholarship Opportunities
Every citizen who attends Missouri Boys State is eligible for over $2 million dollars in scholarships from Missouri colleges and universities. In addition, two (2) or three (3) hours of college credit are available from the University of Central Missouri. Be sure to visit our College Credit and Scholarship Information page to find out more.

 

 

 

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The 76th Session of MBS
June 13-20, 2015
on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO.

From The Director
Director Mike PlunkettOn behalf of the Board of Directors of The American Legion Boys State of Missouri, Inc., I am pleased to join over 100 volunteer staff members in saying, "Welcome to our website." I hope you will take a few minutes to browse and learn more about this outstanding program. [more]

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