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"Boys State was the best experience of my life! It's hard to believe that a year ago I went to Boys State and I can remember it like I was still there -- I had the time of my life! I'm already using what I learned at Boys State."

-- Cody Wayne Martin '10
Neosho, MO

Day to Day Activities - Sunday, June 16th

Starting in the City

Sunday of Missouri Boys State began with a crash course in campaigning for citywide and General Assembly positions. Afterwards, the citizens engage in their first governmental election of the week, following party caucuses in each city. In the afternoon, the citizens picked their school of instruction, settling into their first roles at Missouri Boys State.

Following Lunch, several different worship services were made available to the citizens, providing them the opportunity to experience and watch many different practices, or a ethics discussion. Later in the afternoon, election results and city appointments were announced.

Find out city election results here.

The citizens selected their School of Instruction this afternoon. Their choice of Campaigning & Political Operations, Public Administration, Legislative, Commerce, Law Enforcement, Law, and Journalism will influence their direction throughout the week. Missouri Boys State's Schools of Instruction provide valuable hands-on experience in their fields, bringing new perspectives and opportunities to the citizens.

People Focused Leadership

The Sunday assembly began with Kansas City Mayor Sly James swearing in the newly elected Mayors of Missouri Boys State. Afterwards, Mayor James gave a speech reflecting on his time as mayor. Encouraging the citizens to lead a life of service, and choosing leadership over politics. He relayed how he put politics to the side when he won his first election, hiring the individual he ran against to help make the city better.

After his prepared address, Mayor Sly James held a question and answer session with the citizens, allowing them to pick up advice and his opinion on a wide range of topics.

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Did you know...
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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