Wil LeCompte, son of Jim and Gayle LeCompte, of Cassville, participated in the American Legion Boys State of Missouri held June 16 through June 23 on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. LeCompte was selected for the honor based on his leadership, citizenship, academics, and character during his junior year at Cassville High School. Boys State is a pure democracy in that all citizens may vote and be 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. LeCompte's accomplishments include: citizen of Lewis City, member of the Federalist Party, city council, delegate to the county committee and Ward I attorney. LeCompte, who was sponsored by American Legion Post 118 in Cassville, also attended law school while he was at Boys State.