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Picture of eBook 2013 overview and instructions - please read thoroughly   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

Picture of Logan Parsons of Crossville, TN elected 2013 governor   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
Picture of PARENTS - Stay informed this week by using the website, social media and mobile site   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.

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Picture of Announcing the 2012 eBook   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

Picture of Tennessee Army National Guard Chief of Staff gives tips on leadership   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

Picture of Cookeville’s Coleman Hawkins elected Governor   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

Picture of Gov. Bill Haslam addressed delegates Tuesday afternoon and answered questions from the audience.   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?

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Picture of John Rader encourages delegates, city and county officials announced   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

Picture of eBOOK 2011 Now Online- Click Here for More Info   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

Picture of Kevin Figgins Jr. of Murfreesboro elected 2011 Governor   05/26/11 - Kevin Figgins Jr. of Murfreesboro elected 2011 Governor

GETTING TO KNOW GOVERNOR-ELECT FIGGINS

 

Kevin Figgins Jr....Read More

Picture of Gubernatorial election set for Wednesday evening   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

Picture of Sen. Roy Herron tackles major political issues   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

Picture of Preview eBook video clips, hear delegates speak about experience   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.

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Picture of Richard Henderson elected 2010 Boys' State governor, watch interview   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.

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Picture of Gov. Bredesen visits Boys’ State for eighth consecutive year, watch message to parents   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.”

Gov....Read More

Picture of State Supreme Court tips S.C.A.L.E.S at Boys' State   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

Picture of Band is Pride of TTU Boys' State   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.

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Picture of Experience a spacewalk with NASA astronaut Rex Walheim, hear message to parents and delegates   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

Picture of Striking up the Band at Boys' State   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.

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Picture of Making Memorial Day Matter at Boys' State   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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