Friday, June 17, 2016

Friday News -- 2016 Texas Boys State

By Staff Reports
June 17, 2016

After a eventful day at LBJ, filled with rousing debates, an inspirational visit from former Navy SEAL Clint Bruce, and the much-anticipated gubernatorial election, the Statesmen rose Friday morning for one last day at Boys State. Statesmen were given the opportunity to attend a college fair with both in-state and out-of-state universities in Kinsolving Dormitory, and then met briefly with their cities for reflections and final remarks.


Simultaneously, parents and sponsors met with Boys State staff to discuss the challenges and learnings that the Statesmen experienced throughout the week. An emphasis was placed on the importance of having attended Boys State to the successes of the Statesmen in their futures. 


At the last general assembly in Gregory Gym, recognition awards, scholarships and Boys Nation candidates were announced, and a keynote address from General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush. Additionally, a few statesmen demonstrated their impressive skills at the talent show. The Statesmen were announced as graduates of the Boys State program, and dismissed from the Kinsolving and Quad Dormitories, ready to use their newly-acquired skills and friendships in the future.