Boys State delegates garner accomplishments

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

American Legion Post #118 sent eight delegates to the 72nd session of Missouri Boys State, which was held at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg this summer.

Each of the delegates achieved several accomplishments at the 2011 session. Students are listed below with their accomplishments.

* Tyler Bruxvoort: law school participant; delegate to state convention, ward III attorney; and business owner, Ty's Legal Help, legal services.

* Gage Holloway: legislative school participant; house of representatives; city party chairman; county committee vice chairman; ward committee man, ward III; citizen of the Model County; house minority whip; and candidate for secretary of state.

* John Kho: law enforcement school participant; and assistant health commissioner, ward I.

* Zane LeCompte, law school participant; city treasurer; attorney; and business owner, Kit Kat Law Firm, legal services.

* Zach Muise: law enforcement school participant; city council, ward III; assistant health commissioner, ward III; election judge; fireman, ward III; and delegate to county committee, ward III.

* Matthew Roy: law school participant; city party vice chairman; committee man, ward III; attorney; and city employee.

* Cristian Sellars: law enforcement school participant; city council; citizen of the Model County; and business owner, First Bank of Boone, business services, and Jewell Construction Incorporated, manufacturing.

* Camryn Wilson: law school participant; election judge; city athletic competition, second place; business owner, Wilson Law Firm, legal services, and Diamond Winnings, gambling; and candidate for city council.

Bruxvoort, Holloway, LeCompte, Muise and Wilson attend Cassville High School. Kho is a student at Exeter High School, and Sellars attends Southwest High School.

Missouri Boys State is a program based on the democratic system that teaches young men the importance of competition, public office, freedom of speech and the right to vote.

After completing their junior year in high school, students are nominated by their high school counselor and selected by the Boys State district chairman. Around 1,000 young men from Missouri attend the program each year.

Students who attend the program will participate in schools of instruction, city or county activities, sports competitions and general assemblies with keynote speakers.

Speakers this year included: former Missouri Gov. Bob Holden; Kelly M. King, AT&T South Central Region president; Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan; former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Missouri Sen. John C. Danforth; Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon; and White House fellow and Navy Seal Commander Eric Greitens.

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