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"I want to thank the American Legion for providing me the opportunity to learn the value of citizenship. In April of '04, I won a seat on the St. Joesph School Board. The Boys State opportunity helped me to determine my path in life."

-- Robert Hughs '92
St. Joseph, MO

    Day to Day Activities - Friday, June 23th

Culmination of the Week

It's the final day of Boys State. Today, the citizens finish their model city iniatives and take their final exams in their schools of instruciton. Citizens who pass their exam will recieve college credit for participation 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, and softball. Maintaining an undefeated record, the staff prevailed over the citizens, leaving the record at 78-0. Afterwards, the cities completed their final athletic session. Click here to find out the state champions.

Community Service Project

The citizens had the opportunity to serve the Warrensburg community in the afternoon. While visiting the local veterans' home, the citizens applied what they had learned throughout the week. Before the Governor's Cup, the Missouri State Highway Patrol held a demonstration for the citizens.

Final Assembly

Missouri Boys State welcomed Govenor Eric Greitens as the final keynote speaker of the week. Speaking about his experiences as a Navy SEAL and as Governor, he encouraged the citizens to realize their potential and engage themselves in their community. Governor Greitens then took questions from the audience, touching on topics relating to the state budget cuts and his service.

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.

Additional Photos

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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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