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Missouri Boys State Convenes at UCM June 17-24

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (June 14, 2017) – The University of Central Missouri will host nearly 1,000 young men from across the state as the 78th session of the American Legion Missouri Boys State convenes on campus June 17-24.

John Brennan, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, will accept the George W. Lehr Speakers Chair from Missouri Boys State as he delivers the keynote address on Monday, June 19.

Additional speakers for the week include former Oregon Governor and Missouri Boys State alumnus Ted Kulongoski on Sunday, June 18; Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway on Tuesday, 20; and Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley on Thursday, June 22. Missouri Governor Eric Greitens will speak to Boys State citizens on Friday, June 23.

In addition to the keynote speakers, the Missouri Court of Appeals will be in session on Monday, June 19.

 Since its inception in 1938, Missouri Boys State has provided more than 40,000 high school juniors with the opportunity to study and understand the democratic processes at the core of American society through hands-on experience. Boys State citizens will participate in their own city, county and state governments throughout the week, running for office and accepting challenges in roles that will prepare them to be productive citizens.

For more information about the 2017 session of the American Legion Missouri Boys State, visit