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UCM Hosts 77th Annual Missouri Boys State June 18-25

By Mike Greife, June 13, 2016

WARRENSBURG, MO – The University of Central Missouri will host the 77th annual session of the American Legion Missouri Boys State June 18-25 on the Warrensburg campus.

Nearly 1,000 young men from across the state will participate in the week-long leadership and training program.The participants must have completed their junior year in high school and must have distinguished themselves as leaders in their high school and community.

Keynote speakers for the week include former Missouri Governor Bob Holden, who will open the week-long session with a keynote address at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18. Kansas City Mayor Sly James will speak at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 19, and Frank White, Jackson County executive, former Major League baseball player and current first base coach for the Kansas City T-Bones, will speak at 6:50 p.m. Monday, June 20.

Boys State citizens will have an opportunity to hear Republican candidates for Missouri Governor speak at a GOP Gubernatorial Forum at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday, June 21. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will accept the 28th Annual George W. Lehr Memorial Speakers Chair and deliver the keynote address at the 7 p.m. general assembly Thursday evening, June 23.

Lt. Gen Martin Steele, former Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans, Policies, and Operations at U.S. Marine Corps and associate vice president for Veterans Research, executive director of military partnerships, and co-chair of the Veterans Reintegration Committee at the University of South Florida, will speak at 7 p.m. Friday, June 24.

All presentations are planned for Hendricks Hall in the UCM Administration Building.


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