UCM Welcomes Missouri Boys State June 15-21
More than 1,400 high school juniors from across the state will learn about the democratic form of government by forming their own state, where they elect theAmerican Legion Missouri Boys Stateir own officers and be offiered an opportunity to experience the function of a democratic society.
For the first time in the history of the program, the 2013 session also will include a 37-member delegation of young men and women from the Peoples Republic of China that will participate in the both Missouri Boys State and Missouri Girls State.
Journalist and author Bob Woodward will lead the list of speakers for the week as he accepts the 25th annual George W. Lehr Memorial Speakers Chair on Tuesday in Hendricks Hall. Other keynote speakers for the week include:
- Former Missouri Governor and Missoury Boys State alumnus Bob Holden on Saturday
- Kansas City Mayor Sly James on Sunday
- Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel on Monday
- Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander and Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich on Thursday
- Retired U.S. Navy Seal Eric Greitens on Friday.