Although things are certainly different this year, the boy’s are still getting the job done. For those of you not familiar with the program, the Citizens are assigned a notional city, county and political party. To start, at the city level, the parties (Nationalists and Federalists) nominate and elect a city level government (mayors, judges, … Continue reading
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Today is the Last Day of Boys’ State.
All of our boys have done a great job this year, congratulations to all of them. Happy 100th anniversary to the American Legion who has been gracious enough to sponsor Boys’ State for the past 82 years. Thank you to everyone who has helped in making Boys’ State possible. PM – signing off. Continue reading
State Legislature met to begin Preparing Bills.
The State assembly met yesterday to split off into committees to create possible legislation for both houses to pass including an energy bill, and new housing development plan. If these bills are passed by the Boys’ State government, they will be sent to the New York State government for review. Continue reading
Lessons Learned Boys State 2019
Many people come here with a very nervous attitude form whether they think they won’t be able to find friends or they may be homesick it’s understandable. This is how I felt going throughout the week I wasn’t sure what to expect and was getting homesick and felt like no one was going to like … Continue reading
How to make your bed at Boys’ State.
Make your bed, like you would at home. Lay on your bed before inspection because your tired. Get yelled at by the Marine during inspection. Cry inside for five minutes. then make your bed again, but with hospital corners. Then when your county sheriff does inspection and yells at you, ignore him because he is … Continue reading
State Parties elect their Candidates for the State Executive Branch.
Last night our two state parties met to choose their candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General. Both parties candidates will be up for election later today. Best of luck to both parties candidates, who all went home last night and started writing speeches, and lobbying for votes. even later today after the Governor … Continue reading
2019 Sports Boys State
Last Friday at 4:00 PM sports started off with soccer and basketball games between cities in each county. The cities will compete until there is a winner and they’ll advance to the next round. The finals will determine who the best county is in the state for the selected sport. The basketball game was a … Continue reading
What’s there to do at Boys’ State?
No, Boys’ State is not just just marching and sitting (although those are certainly the majority). Boys’ State may be an event to make leaders, and good citizens, but that does not mean that there isn’t time to find something you enjoy. First and foremost, you may want to consider running for a political office, … Continue reading
Nationalist Assembly Overview
We also had another nationalists party meeting earlier in the day. This meeting was conducted to try and figure out positions for our county representatives. Also we debated about very important topics in our world today, like free collage and abortions. Both debates were very civil and were productive. Continue reading
State Party Conventions are in Session.
Last night our two parties, the Federalists and the Nationalists, split off in to two groups, to convene and elect their party heads. The meetings went smoothly; lasting more than three hours. The candidates were promising and there was steep competition for party roles. Everyone did a great job last night, even the Boys fighting … Continue reading