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|01/31/14 - The Boys State band wants YOU!
Show us what you've got. Bring your musical talents and instrument to be a part of the Boys' State band. You will have the opportunity to work in a university level music department with the Tennessee Tech University band director Dr. Eric Harris and Dr. Eric Willie,...Read More
|06/06/13 - eBook 2013 overview and instructions - please read thoroughly
What is the eBook?
The eBook is a password protected collection of thousands of pictures and hundreds of videos from your week at Boys State. Every picture and every video will be available upon the completion of the eBook. It will take about two (or more) weeks to finish the...Read More
|05/30/13 - PARENTS - Watch short video from Ken Danilson, National Chairman of the Am. Legion Finance CommissionRead More|
|05/30/13 - Logan Parsons of Crossville, TN elected 2013 governor
Logan Parsons came to Boys’ State with no experience running for office, but his entry into campaigning ended with great success. Parsons won the hearts and votes of delegates who elected him their 2013 Governor on Wednesday.
Parsons, the son of...Read More
|05/29/13 - PARENTS - Watch short congratulatory video from Rich Froning, Fittest Man in the WorldRead More|
|05/27/13 - PARENTS - Watch short congratulatory video from John Rader, Deputy Counsel to Governor Bill HaslamRead More|
|05/25/13 - PARENTS - Stay informed this week by using the website, social media and mobile site
TNALBS is offering 3 ways to get updates on the latest news and events.Read More
|05/25/12 - Announcing the 2012 eBook
The "eBook" is a collection of thousands of pictures and hundreds of videos all from your week at TN American Legion Boys State. You will use the log in details you created during registration to access the eBook.
The eBook will be accessible Tuesday night (May 29th), and...Read More
|05/25/12 - Tennessee Army National Guard Chief of Staff gives tips on leadership
Col. David R. Bates, Chief of Staff for the Tennessee Army National Guard, addressed delegates Thursday evening. Bates was sworn into the Guard as an enlisted solider and moved up through the ranks. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Cumberland University and was commissioned as a second...Read More
|05/24/12 - Cookeville’s Coleman Hawkins elected Governor
Cookeville High School’s Coleman Hawkins accomplished during his nomination speech for governor of Tennessee American Legion Boys’ State delegates what few candidates experience: complete silence and rapt attention in the audience.
That connection with almost 600 delegates resulted in...Read More
|05/23/12 - Gov. Bill Haslam addressed delegates Tuesday afternoon and answered questions from the audience.
These questions are excerpts of several questions that can be found in Wednesday's Boys' Stater.
Q: How can you get the legislature on track to address important economic issues instead of social issues?Read More
|05/22/12 - John Rader encourages delegates, city and county officials announced
John Rader addressed delegates Monday night, just nine short years after sitting in the audience as a Boys’ State participant. Rader’s dedication to government service and passion for law has taken him from law school to the governor...Read More
|06/17/11 - eBOOK 2011 Now Online- Click Here for More Info
The 2011 Tennessee Boys State eBOOK is online now!
The eBOOK is an extensive record of your time at Boys State this year, with over 5700 photos and over 200 videos, including 150+ personal testimonials from delegates,...Read More
|05/26/11 - Kevin Figgins Jr. of Murfreesboro elected 2011 Governor
GETTING TO KNOW GOVERNOR-ELECT FIGGINS
Kevin Figgins Jr....Read More
|05/25/11 - Gubernatorial election set for Wednesday evening
With elections scheduled Wednesday evening, Michael Zoorob of Cain City, Johnsonian party chairman, nominated Cameron Hensley for governor, while Jacksonian party chairman Nick Cantrell of Cain City nominated Kevin Figgins for the office. Dionte Adams of Hammer City placed independent candidate...Read More
|05/23/11 - Sen. Roy Herron tackles major political issues
State Sen. Roy Herron of Dresden spoke to delegates Monday morning. Herron has chaired the Senate Democratic Caucus and committees dealing with health issues as well as children and youth. He has authored dozens of laws ranging from the Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights to the Student Religious...Read More
|06/03/10 - Preview eBook video clips, hear delegates speak about experience
Watch videos below from delegates Xzavior, Andre, and Dante, respectively. Other videos like these can be found on the eBook next week.Read More
|06/03/10 - Richard Henderson elected 2010 Boys' State governor, watch interview
Johnsonian party nominee, was elected 2010 Tennessee American Legion Boys' State governor by delegates in a general election on Wednesday. Henderson is a four-year ROTC cadet and Raider Challenge team leader at Clarksville’s Northwest High School.Read More
|06/02/10 - Gov. Bredesen visits Boys’ State for eighth consecutive year, watch message to parents
Gov. Phil Bredesen gave delegates advice to carry into their futures with pointed tips about service and leadership. “Open your minds to how you define the idea of patriotism,” he said. “Plan, but keep in mind, chance is your friend. Stay open to change. Most successful people are.”
|06/02/10 - State Supreme Court tips S.C.A.L.E.S at Boys' State
The Tennessee Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases this morning in TTU's Derryberry Auditorium as part of its S.C.A.L.E.S program. Initiated by then Chief Justice E. Riley Anderson in 1996, the program allows students unusual access to the court's proceedings by holding sessions where...Read More
|06/02/10 - Band is Pride of TTU Boys' State
Boys' State band members practice late into the night for their highlight performance on Saturday during inaugural ceremonies.Read More
|06/01/10 - Experience a spacewalk with NASA astronaut Rex Walheim, hear message to parents and delegates
NASA astronaut Rex J. Walheim wowed the audience with video and photos that included him dangling in space from his feet while working on an International Space Station module. Walheim, flight controller and operations engineer, is a veteran of two space flights and has logged more than 560...Read More
|05/31/10 - Striking up the Band at Boys' State
No sooner did musicians hit campus than they began trying out for Boys' State band. TTU Band Director Eric Harris listened and critiqued as these buglers auditioned.Read More
|05/31/10 - Making Memorial Day Matter at Boys' State
On this Memorial Day, Boys' Staters will continue to learn about state government and how to prepare for roles as leaders. They heard a stirring message last night from a former Army chaplain who reminded them "Freedom isn't free; you have to pay the price; you have to sacrifice for your liberty...Read More
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