Plan ahead …
73nd Session of Virginia Boys State
June 21 - 27, 2015 at Radford University
Boys Nation Delegates
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Winner of Best City
Rear Admiral William Cobb US Navy (Ret)
gives the keynote address Sunday night
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Key Office Holders
Harrison C. Walker
Halifax County HS
Post 99, South Boston
Thomas J. Cannella
Post 273, Poquoson
Cayhan J. Movaghari
Post 270, McLean
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.