A local student participated in the 74th session of Missouri Boys State. Dakota Charles Buie participated in the American Legion Boys State of Missouri June 15-22 on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Buie was selected based on his leadership, citizenship, academics, and character during his junior year at Van-Far R-1 High School. Boys State is a pure democracy in that all citizens may vote and are eligible to hold office. The program is designed to educate and train Missouri’s young leaders in functional citizenship, leadership, and government. Nearly 1,000 student leaders build an entire state government in a single week.
Buie’s accomplishments, positions held, and awards earned at Missouri Boys State include: Citizen of Pershing City, Member of the Federalist Party, and Fireman, Ward II. Buie attended Campaigning and Political Operations School while participating in Boys State.
Buie (son of Chris and Shelly Buie) was sponsored by Brice Happy Hustlers 4-H Club and the Vandalia Rotary Club. Sponsors afford the opportunity for students to participate in this nationally recognized program and are critical to its continued success. Organizations, businesses, and individuals interested in becoming a sponsor are encouraged to contact the Missouri Boys State Headquarters at 1-877-342-5627.
The entire Boys State staff is comprised of educational, legal, professional, and civic leaders who volunteer their time each year. Missouri Boys State is a 501 (c)(3) organization and is an American Legion program. Students who will be juniors during the 2013-14 academic year and are interested in attending should contact their High School counselor or visit the Missouri Boys State website at www.moboysstate.org. The 2014 session will be held June 14-21. In-school informational presentations by a Boys State staff member are available by contacting the Missouri Boys State Headquarters at 1-877-342-5627 or email firstname.lastname@example.org