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-- Dillon Edward Bittiker '09
Perryville, MO

    Day to Day Activities - Tuesday, June 21st

Gaining Momentum

County election polls opened at 6:00 AM for citizens to cast their votes. As county polls wrapped up, the morning was filled with the sounds of statewide campaigning as state office hopefuls petitioned for their party's nomination in the upcoming primary. At today's party caucus, the citizens voted for their party platform and heard from their candidates for state office.

Soon after polls closed, citizens were notified of their newly elected county leaders (see those results on the Elections page), who will now begin making appointments and setting up plans for the county.

The fruits of the citizens' work in their Schools of Instruction are beginning to be seen. Television broadcasts, bills, and campaigns are all showing how hard the citizens are working. Every citizen wants to ensure that the 77th session of Missouri Boys State is the most successful session yet.

Following Tuesday night's assembly, Citizens who have chosen a path in law took the Missouri Boys State Bar Exam this evening. Tomorrow, the state parties will have decided on their party candidates and the citizens will be one more step towards completion of the entire state government.

Evening Activities

On Tuesday night, Missouri Boys State featured the Republican Gubernatorial Debate with three of the four Republican Governor candidates attending: John Brunner, Catherine Hanaway, and Peter Kinder. Lead by journalist Scott Faughn, the debate covered a wide range of topics including gun control, infrastructure, and education. They fielded questions collected from the citizens of Boys State and explained their platforms.

Following the debate, the Missouri Boys State Supreme Court was sworn in by Associate Circuit Court Judge Alan Blankenship. The nightly MBSTV Broadcast was presented, following the latest news around Boys State. (These broadcasts are available with the 2016 Video Yearbook.) Political advertisements made a strong showing in the hopes of winning over potential voters.

Despite the excitement in Hendrick's Hall, the day was not over for the citizens of Boys State. Law school students took the MBS BAR exam, required for anyone wanting to practice law while at boys state. The Senate and House were both in session where they continue to develop policy for the state. City Councils met and County officials began organizing county governments.


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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