Delegates elected their peers to various city offices on Tuesday, June 1, as part of the 80th annual session of the leadership and civic engagement Arkansas Boys State program, which is sponsored by the Arkansas American Legion. The mock government structure that delegates build at Arkansas Boys State includes two cities in each of the program’s eight counties. In 2021, each city elected a city mayor and seven city council members. The following delegates were elected to their respective city offices.

City Mayors:
Andrew Baker, Central High School – Little Rock
Garrett Cartwright, Harrison High School Conversion Charter
Samuel Creekmore, Valley View
Broedy Cutler, Harrison High School Conversion Charter
Austin Denton, Cabot
Nicholas Esarte, Bentonville
Chad Greenway, Catholic High School For Boys; Little Rock, Ar
Esteban Lamas, Joe T. Robinson High School
Evan Meyers, Lakeside School District (Garland)
Stephen Munson, Episcopal Collegiate School
Jayce Pollard, Conway
Ian Popp, Haas Hall Academy Fayetteville
Joe Rhee, Central High School – Little Rock
Eli Smith, Conway
Jackson Terrell, Conway
Dixon Wade, Episcopal Collegiate School

City Council:
Braeden Acosta, Rogers High School
Jaxson Adams, Lakeside School District (Garland)
Adrian Alcantara, Don Tyson School Of Innovation
Mason Baltz, Pocahontas
Glenn Barnes, Pine Bluff
Josh Blackmon, Bauxite
Ethan Brevik, Pulaski Academy
Carson Burnham, Lakeside School District (Garland)
Isai Camacho, Nashville
Cole Cash, Prairie Grove
Evan Chance, Fort Smith Southside
Tyler Childers, DeWitt
Ethan Christmas, Maumelle Charter High School
Drew Cochran, Conway Christian Highschool
Eli Contorno, Benton
Rayne Cranford, Emerson-taylor-bradley
Trevor Dady, White Hall
Le’Marion Danner, Hot Springs
Xavier Davis, Fayetteville
Zac Day, Jonesboro
Ben Desalvo, Nemo Vista
Adam Donaldson, Subiaco Academy
Paul Douglass, Little Rock Christian Academy
Mohammad Faiq, Arkadelphia
Morgan Fells, Joe T. Robinson High School
Aaron Floyd, Hampton
Ethan Fluhart, Harmony Grove (Ouachita)
Zane Fountain, Calico Rock
Ty Frost, Clarksville
Dillon Gangluff, Wonderview
Atticus Goswick, Bentonville West
Luke Graham, Baptist Preparatory School
Connor Hart, Flippin
Miles Harward, Central High School – Little Rock
Lucas Hayes, Alma
Micah Heavin, Paris
Kevin Henson, Lakeside School District (Garland)
Rocco Hicks, Poyen
Joey Hobbie, Camden Fairview
Jackson Hodge, Haas Hall Academy Fayetteville
Jacob Holmes, Rector
Holdyn Hoskyn, Episcopal Collegiate School
Thomas Hout, Central High School – Little Rock
Matt Hughes, Jonesboro
Hayden Hurst, Van Buren
Eli Jackson, Joe T. Robinson High School
Korwin Johnson, Arkadelphia
Patrick Johnson, Little Rock Catholic High School For Boys
Tucker Johnson, Lawrence County
Jackson Johnston, Fort Smith Northside
Anderson Jones, Arkadelphia
Bryan Jones, Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy High
Colin Julian, Magnet Cove School Dist.
Jacob Karp, Bryant
Connor Keeler, Sylvan Hills High School
Collin Keen, Fayetteville Christian School
Richard Liu, Central High School – Little Rock
Jabe Lovett, Fort Smith Southside
Chadwick Lucas, West Memphis Christian
Jackson McAfee, Lakeside School District (Garland)
Harrison McCarty, Pulaski Academy
Zac McCourt, Abundant Life Christian Academy
Blake McLelland, Hot Springs
Hunter McLendon, Harmony Grove (Ouachita)
Mason Mezel, Little Rock Christian Academy
Sam Miller, Arkansas Arts Academy
John Mitchell, Calico Rock
Sam Morales, Benton
Joseph Morris, Benton
Bryce Mounts, Harmony Grove (Ouachita)
Cristian Nalls, Central High School – Little Rock
Joe Ouyang, Jessieville
Xavier Parker, Central High School – Little Rock
Daniel Pitts, Greenwood
Justin Post, Subiaco Academy
Kory Putnam, Maumelle High School
Joshua Robinson, Lake Hamilton
Jose Rodriguez, Stuttgart
Landon Runion-Driskel, Central High School – Little Rock
Kyle Saelzler, Rogers Heritage High School
James Schnoes, Har-Ber High School (Springdale)
Grayson Seibert, Armorel
Isaac Shelor, Hot Springs
Mason Sherman, Des Arc
Holden Slayton, Cabot
Cade Smiley, Conway
Tom B. Smith, Valley View
Braelyn Starks, Pine Bluff
William Stites, Fort Smith Northside
Marquavis Stuckett, Conway
Tyler Teague, Lavaca
Luis Tejada, England
Josh Thrower, Arkansas High School (Texarkana)
Brady Ussery, Vilonia
Falco Van O’versteeg, Hot Springs
Johnnie Warren III, Dollarway
Major Waters, Little Rock Christian Academy
Landon Weaver, Dardanelle
Caleb Weed, Lakeside School District (Garland)
Nathan Welch, Lake Hamilton
Luke Welcher, Fayetteville
Caleb Weston, Benton
Dawson Wolff, Shiloh Christian School
Landon Wright, Ashdown

Arkansas Boys State is an immersive program in civics education designed for high school juniors. Since 1940, the week-long camp has transformed the next generation of leaders throughout our state and beyond. These young men have gone on to become state, national, and international leaders, including President Bill Clinton, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, former White House Chief of Staff Mack McLarty, Senator Tom Cotton, Senator John Boozman, and Arkansas Chief Justice John Dan Kemp — just to name a few.

During their week at Arkansas Boys State, delegates are assigned a political party, city, and county. Throughout the week, delegates, from the ground up, administer this mock government as if it were real: they run for office, draft and pass legislation, solve municipal challenges, and engage constituents. By the week’s end, the delegates have experienced civic responsibility and engagement firsthand while making life-long memories and friends — all with our guiding principle that “Democracy Depends on Me.”

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