Jackson named Arkansas Boys State director

The American Legion Arkansas Boys State Commission has named Lloyd Jackson of Hot Springs as director of the program, which has transformed the lives of young men throughout the state and beyond since 1940.

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2018 Arkansas Boys State elected officials results

Congratulations to the following delegates on winning their respective statewide elected office at the 78th annual session of Arkansas Boys State hosted on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. Governor: Bryan Walker of Harrell Lt. Governor: Ross Elliott...

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2018 Arkansas Boys State Court of Appeals results

The following delegates were one of eight students elected to the Arkansas Boys State Court of Appeals on Tuesday, May 29, as part of the 78th annual session of the program, which is sponsored by the Arkansas American Legion. Colton Cook of Hot Springs Jarod Dewey of...

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2018 Arkansas Boys State House of Representatives results

The following delegates were one of 96 students elected to the Arkansas Boys State House of Representatives on Tuesday, May 29, as part of the 78th annual session of the program, which is sponsored by the Arkansas American Legion. Preston Abbott of Russellville Sam...

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2018 Arkansas Boys State Senate results

The following delegates were one of 32 students elected to the Arkansas Boys State Senate on Tuesday, May 29, as part of the 78th annual session of the program, which is sponsored by the Arkansas American Legion. Alec Brown of Alma Arion White of Stuttgart Avery Brown...

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‘I Learned So Much About Who I Was’

By: Thomas Hamaker, junior counselor By the time I made it to the University of Central Arkansas in May of 2014 for Boys State, I already knew what the week had in store for me. I had heard the stories from past delegates about how the week wasn’t their cup of tea. I...

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A Boys State Brotherhood

By: Ramone Penister, state counselor “America. America. Let us tell you how we feel. You have given us your spirit; we love you so.” These are words sung in unison by the delegates in my county as we waited to check out and receive our certificates and lapel pins. As...

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From a Boys Nation Senator

By: CJ Fowler, junior counselor I remember the night before I gave my speech for Boys Nation like it was yesterday. I was huddled in a common room with four other guys from my county as we frantically attempted to get something inspiring down on paper for our various...

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Dear Parents…

Dear Parents, I’m writing this letter because your son probably has not been keeping in touch as much as you want him to be. I know, I know — you miss him. My mom did too when I was a delegate, but I was so busy having the time of my life. It’s Wednesday night, and at...

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