76th Session of Virginia Boys State

June 17 - 23, 2018 at Radford University

Virginia Boys State is a non-partisan program hosted by The American Legion at Radford University. June 2018 marks the 76th Session. Participants cultivate leadership skills and develop pride in American citizenship.

ALBS Atty General Matthew Hua, Lt Governor Jordan Teaford and Governor Denzel Mitchell (left to right) © VA Boys State

75th Session

2017 Elected Officials

Denzel Mitchell
Northumberland High School
American Legion Post 117

Lieutenant Governor
Jordan Teaford
King George High School
American Legion Post 89

Attorney General
Matthew Hua
Jeb Stuart High School
American Legion Post 225


The 2017 Program Schedule is available! (updated 6/18/2017 - schedule is subject to change)

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Long-time Volunteer Dr. George Blume

The American Legion magazine highlights the dedication of long-time volunteer and past director of Virginia Boys State, Dr. George Blume

George Blume has spent most of his adult life teaching youth and volunteering his time with The American Legion. A retired professor of theology and religion at Virginia Tech, he's a World War II Army veteran and longtime American Legion Boys State volunteer.

"My dad was a great Legionnaire, and he was a Boys State counselor," Blume says. "I grew up not chewing on a pacifier - I grew up chewing on membership cards. The whole house was basically a membership place. I was in Sons of The American Legion, and I think this would be my 81st year as a Son, starting at 12 years old. I was also in the drum and bugle corps, where I played the cymbals."

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Video Highlights from 2017, the 75th Anniversary of ALBS

Virginia Boys State Song

Swearing in ALBS 2017 Mayors

Swearing in ALBS 2017 House of Delagates

Swearing in ALBS 2017 Senators

The ALBS Band at Retreat

A Week That Shapes a Lifetime

Tom Brokaw, the former anchor of NBC Nightly News, was elected governor of South Dakota Boys State in the summer of 1957. View past Virginia Boys State governors.

Virginia Boys State - A Week That Shapes a Lifetime