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73nd Session of Virginia Boys State

June 21 - 27, 2015 at Radford University

Boys Nation Delegates

72nd Session

Michael Donato
Lee City
Riverbend HS

Harris LaTeef
James City
Langley HS
Great Falls

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Rear Admiral William Cobb US Navy (Ret)
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Key Office Holders

72nd Session

Harrison C. Walker
Washington City
Halifax County HS
Post 99, South Boston

Lieutenant Governor
Thomas J. Cannella
Patton City
Poquoson HS
Post 273, Poquoson

Attorney General
Cayhan J. Movaghari
Lee City
Langley HS
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.