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"My outlook on life and society has changed due to this miraculous experience. My term in the MBS House of Representatives, along with the Keynote Speakers throughout the week, taught me what it meant to be a man in today's society. The responsibility MBS instilled in our day-to-day lives gave us a sense of pride, which remains in my life today."

-- Ty Allen Rhoads '09
West Plains, MO

    Day to Day Activities - Thursday, June 21st

Completing the State

This morning citizens flooded the voting booths to cast their vote for statewide Officials. There was palpable energy in the air: candidates poured their hearts out in last minute campaigns across the campus, and citizens rushed to cast their vote. Even though only six citizens were elected to the Executive Branch, every citizen can relish in the fact that they successfully created an entire statewide Government. Knowing that the program was coming to a close, citizens were eager to begin the day's activities.

Ambitions Realized

The political process is complete, the state officials are elected and the citizens are celebrating across the State. Find out who was elected at our election results page. The cities are ready for business and every function of the government is in place for the changes that the citizens want to see. The entire state is in their hands now, fullfilling the program's adage, "it's your Boys State."

Humble Beginnings

Thursday evening's programming represented a week of accomplishment for the citizens. To begin, the Senate and House held a joint session with a formal opening and legislative procedures for all of Boys State. Following the opening, the newly elected State officers were sworn in to their position, and the Missouri Boys State Governor elect took the oath of office. After taking the oath of office, newly elected Governor of Missouri Boys State Albert Edney addressed the citizens, giving thanks to them as well as proposing a Boys State focused on equality.

Former Missouri Boys State Governor Shawn Askinosie addressed the citizens at the evening assembly. He reminisced on his time at the program, explaining to the citizens how being elected Governor helped shape him as a person. Askinosie then detailed his career to the audience; after being a successful criminal defense lawyer, he started his current company: Askinosie Chocolate. Askinosie then explained why he went into a business that he had no connection to whatsoever, crediting his inspiration to his grandparents who were farmers. He described his unique business model that helps chocolate farmers in third world countries by offering direct profit sharing. His parting advice to the citizens was to learn to love one another; helping others, even in business, helps foster a positive lasting relationship.

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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