Lutheran High Students Attend Missouri Boys' State

Five LHSKC Juniors Participated in the Boys' State Experience.
Posted on 07/11/2016
Boys' State

Boys State, like any other real state, has a living, working legislation system, complete with its own Senate and House of Representatives, to pass real bills and amendments to the Boys State Constitution, an experience only found at Boys State. All of the citizens involved in legislation, whether it is at the city, county, or state level, attend the Legislation School of Instruction to learn the ins and outs of creating and passing new laws, and also making changes to existing ones. The citizens learn from a staff of men with first- hand experience in various legislation areas, who provided them with the knowledge and tools to properly run a working Senate and House of Representatives.

One idea paramount above any other at Missouri Boys State: That the individual is the one with the power to change the world. Whether athlete or politician, journalist or scientist, each and every one of us has the power to make a difference in the world. Using our democratic system as a basis, we equip the participants, or citizens, each year to construct their own state, utilizing the core values that hold true in our everyday lives. We teach the need for competition, the value of public service, the strength of the individual voice and vote. By reinforcing these basic American ideals, we help to shape the future of our society. This is what the American Legion Boys State of Missouri program is all about. Citizens of The American Legion Boys State of Missouri are eligible to receive college credit and scholarships for participating and successfully completing Boys State.

Attending Missouri Boys State from Lutheran High School of Kansas City were Aaron Boatman, Mason Dickhut, Ben Hathhorn, Garret Herrick, and Peter Wegener. The Government experience was held this year from June 21st through the 24th at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.