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72nd Session of Virginia Boys State

June 15 - 21, 2014 at Radford University


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Updated: 6/16/2013

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Governor Bob McDonnell addressess a Session
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Boys Nation Delegates

71st Session

Jacob Aaron Nelson
Marshall City
James River HS

Galen Robert Creekmore
MacArthur City
New Covenant HS
Coleman Falls

Rear Admiral William Cobb US Navy (Ret)
gives the keynote address Sunday night
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Key Office Holders

71st Session

William Smith
Washington City
Lancaster HS
Post 86, Kilmarnock

Lieutenant Governor
Hakeem Kamara
Stuart City
CD Hylton HS
Post 364, Woodbridge

Attorney General
Franklin Gergoudis
Maury City
Douglas S. Freeman HS
Post 84, Richmond

About Virginia Boys State

American Legion Boys State is among the most respected educational programs of government instruction for high school students. Each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government.

At Virginia Boys State, participants are exposed to the rights and privileges, the duties and the responsibilities of a franchised citizen. The training is objective and practical with city, county and state governments operated by the students elected to the various offices. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, chorus and recreational programs.

What you will do at Boys State

You will create an effective political organization, operating from the local through the state level. The government organization provides for such features as city and state elections. The citizens are organized into two political parties: the Nationalist Party and the Federalist Party. Read more >>

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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.