2013 Archive, 71st Session


Governor Bob McDonnell with key office holders, (from left) Attorney General
Franklin Gergoudis, Lieutenant Governor Hakeem Kamara, and Governor
William Smith.© AWP and VA Boys State

Elected Officials

Governor
William Smith (Washington City)
Lancaster High School
American Legion Post 86

Lieutenant Governor
Hakeem Kamara (Stuart City)
CD Hylton High School
American Legion Post 364

Attorney General
Franklin Gergoudis (Maury City)
Douglas S. Freeman High School
American Legion Post 84

Boys Nation Delegates

Jacob Aaron Nelson (Marshall City)
James River High School
Chesterfield

Galen Robert Creekmore (MacArthur City)
New Covenant High School
Coleman Falls


Volume 71, Issue 1

Samsung Scholarship

Anthony Romanello Jr.

Best Cities

Henry
Marshall

2013 Schedule

Download the 2013 Program Schedule [PDF]

2013 Flag Book

Download the 2013 Flag Book [PDF]

Cardinal Connection - daily paper

Volume 71, Issue 4: Friday, June 21
Volume 71, Issue 3: Thursday, June 20
Volume 71, Issue 2: Wednesday, June 19
Volume 71, Issue 1: Tuesday, June 18


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Official 2013 Press Release for the 71st Session

71st SESSION OF AMERICAN LEGION BOYS STATE OF VIRGINIA CONVENES SUNDAY

Radford, Virginia — The 2013 session of American Legion Boys State of Virginia opens this Sunday, June 16 at Radford University with about 800 high school students in attendance. "Our 2013 program will again include as speakers the governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general as well as many other state and local officials," said Michael E. Harris, Director of American Legion Boys State of Virginia. "The American Legion will continue to provide a high quality program this year at our 71st annual session," Harris added. The 2013 session of Virginia Boys State is being held in Radford this year after more than forty years in Lynchburg.

Outstanding rising seniors from high schools — both public and private — across Virginia have been chosen to participate in this annual educational program. Boys State, sponsored by the American Legion in each state, is designed to instruct select high school students about state and local government. Delegates to this intensive week-long session hear addresses from various state and local officials including the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, a Cabinet Secretary, nine members of the General Assembly, a state prosecutor, a judge and three local officials. All delegates are assigned to one of sixteen Boys State cities named after famous military leaders, like Eisenhower, MacArthur, and Patton. Each of the Boys State citizens will also be assigned to either of the fictitious political parties — Federalist or Nationalist — for purposes of nominating and electing candidates for mayor of each city, the Boys State legislature, attorney general, lieutenant governor and governor along with various other state and local offices.

SPECIAL NOTICE: ANY MEDIA REPRESENTATIVE VISITING RADFORD UNIVERSITY FROM JUNE 16-22 TO COVER THE 71st SESSION OF AMERICAN LEGION BOYS STATE OF VIRGINIA SHOULD REPORT TO BOYS STATE HEADQUARTERS ON CAMPUS OR CALL IN ADVANCE AT (703) 307-9049.

Principal speakers at the 2013 Session of American Legion Boys State of Virginia at Radford University

SUNDAY, JUNE 16:

8:30 p.m. — Keynote Address — Rear Admiral William W. Cobb, Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)

MONDAY, JUNE 17:

9:45 a.m. — "Virginia General Assembly - Origins to Today" — Nine Members of the Virginia General Assembly including:
  • Senator R. Creigh Deeds (D-25) of Hot Springs
  • Senator John S. Edwards (D-21) of Roanoke
  • Senator Phillip P. Puckett (D-38) of Tazewell
  • Delegate Richard L. Anderson (R-51) of Woodbridge
  • Delegate Richard P. Bell (R-20) of Staunton
  • Speaker/Delegate William J. Howell (R-28) of Fredericksburg
  • Delegate James M. LeMunyon (R-67) of Chantilly
  • Delegate L. Nick Rush (R-7) of Christiansburg
  • Delegate Joseph R. Yost (R-12) of Blacksburg
8:00 p.m. — "Local Government in Virginia" — The Honorable Bruce E. Brown, Mayor of Radford; the Honorable Byron R. "Randy" Foley, Mayor of Salem; and Michael G. Hamp, II, City Manager of Waynesboro

TUESDAY, JUNE 18:

10:00 a.m. — "The Virginia Judicial System" — The Honorable R. Edwin Burnette, General District Court Judge, and the Honorable Michael R. Doucette, Commonwealths Attorney in Lynchburg
1:15 p.m. — "The Office of Attorney General" — The Honorable Kenneth T. Cuccinelli, Attorney General of Virginia

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19:

9:30 a.m. — "The Office of Lieutenant Governor" — The Honorable William T. Bolling, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia

THURSDAY, JUNE 20:

11:15 a.m. — "The Office of Governor" — The Honorable Robert F. McDonnell, Governor of Virginia
1:30 p.m. — "The Governors Cabinet" The Honorable Martin L. Kent, Governors Chief of Staff

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June 13, 2013
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