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Daily Schedule

All times are Central (CDT)

Sunday, May 22

12:00 REGISTRATION

(Capital Quad - Warf, Maddux, & McCord Halls)
1:30 GET ACQUAINTED TIME

Meet your fellow delegates and counselors, arrange your room, and dress in a Boys State t-shirt.
2:30 ORGANIZATIONAL MEETINGS BY CITIES.

Counselors will designate location. Organize athletic teams, begin selection of oratory contestants, and correct rosters.
4:50 Prepare for supper and city photographs. Delegates wear dark pants, and Boys State shirts.
*5:00 FORMATION by cities in Assembly Area located West of Boys State Headquarters (near STEM Center)
5:45 SUPPER AND CITY PHOTOGRAPHS
Alexander City provides delegate to say invocation, flag lowering, and leads way to meal - this privilege and responsibility rotates Bradshaw, Cheek, Dornan, Drennon, and Hensley follow Alexander to Centennial Plaza for city photographs immediately following supper. Lahiere City leads way for city photos, followed by Levi, Maddux, Mathis, Roberts, and Watson. Counselors use waiting time to continue organization of city.
*7:15 FORMATION by cities in Assembly Area
7:20 MOVE to Derryberry Hall Auditorium
7:30 ORIENTATION ASSEMBLY & MEMORIAL SERVICE

Presiding: Jason Murphy, ALBS Chairman and Steve Law, ALBS Director
8:45 ORGANIZE DRILL AND CEREMONIES AND ALBS BAND
10:00 TAPS. Lights out immediately. Promptness in observing Taps will be important in the Inter-City competition. Remember your room is your home—Be There! Clerks Reports will be taken by Junior Counselor (for this one time only) and given to the Senior Counselor who will deliver same to Headquarters. Reports must be submitted for each city on the forms provided.

Monday, May 23

*6:40 FORMATION for Bradshaw through Lahiere
6:45 BREAKFAST

(Bradshaw) - ROOM INSPECTION PREP.

Bradshaw, Cheek, Dornan, Drennon, Hensley, Lahiere cities proceed to breakfast, then return to rooms to prepare for inspection; Levi, Maddux, Mathis, Roberts, Watson,& Alexander prepare for room inspection.
7:05 FORMATION for Levi through Alexander
8:15 CITY PARTY CAUCUSES

Jacksonians and Johnsonians of each city meet separately at locations specified by Senior and Junior Counselors to select nominees for Mayor (1), Alderman (4), County Commissioners (2), and State Representatives (8). Counselors turn in nominees on forms provided by 9:45 a.m. today.
*10:15 FORMATION
10:30 Move to Derryberry Hall Auditorium for Stephen Bargatze Address
11:30 Judge John Maddux “REMEMBERING NAMES AND FACES” - Video Address
11:55 PROCEED TO LUNCH by Cities (After invocation, band members will proceed to lunch first and then to Band Room in the Bryan Fine Arts Building at 12:30)
12:00 LUNCH (Cheek)
1:15 COUNTY PARTY CONVENTIONS

  • Ferrell - Jacksonians - Stonecipher 113
  • Ferrell - Johnsonians - Stonecipher 126
  • Harper - Jacksonians - STEM Center Learning Studio 3
  • Harper - Johnsonians - STEM Center Auditorium
  • Hildebrand - Jacksonians - Lab Science Commons 1201
  • Hildebrand - Johnsonians - Lab Science Commons 1205
See pages 18 and 19 for procedures and page 20 for offices to be filled. Candidates for county offices nominated by County Party Conventions. Lists of nominees for county offices must be submitted to Headquarters by 2:15 p.m. today.
2:45 STATE PARTY CAUCUSES - Select Chair; Vice Chair; Sec.

Jacksonians - Stonecipher 113

Johnsonians - Stonecipher 126
4:00 ATHLETICS
5:30 END ATHLETIC PERIOD
*5:50 FORMATION
6:00 SUPPER (Dornan) (Sr. Counselors Meeting/Faculty Dining Rm)
6:45 CAMPAIGNING FOR CITY AND COUNTY OFFICES
7:05 CITY AND COUNTY ELECTIONS - Vote by Cities
*7:20 FORMATION
7:30 ADDRESS: Judge Gary McKenzie - Derryberry Hall Auditorium
8:45 TTU ROTC Presentation - Derryberry Auditorium
10:15 TAPS. Lights out. City Clerk's file attendance report

Tuesday, May 24

*6:40 FORMATION
6:45 BREAKFAST (Drennon thru Mathis) and ROOM INSPECTION PREPARATION
7:05 FORMATION FOR Roberts through Dornan; PROCEED TO BREAKFAST
8:30 STATE PARTY CAUCUSES
Jacksonians - Stonecipher 113
Johnsonians - Stonecipher 126

Party Chairman in charge. Candidates for state offices may make announcements. Petitions containing signatures and ID numbers of at least 25 of candidate’s party members must be filed at Headquarters by 1:00 today. Select proposed All-Star Basketball Team for tomorrow’s game.
9:30 CAMPAIGNING FOR STATE PRIMARIES

BAND PRACTICE – Band Room in Bryan Fine Arts Building
10:40 BE IN SEATS AT DERRYBERRY HALL AUDITORIUM
10:45 SOCIAL MEDIA PROGRAM

Assistant District Attorney General Caroline Knight
11:55 PROCEED TO LUNCH by Cities. (Hensley)
12:45 CAMPAIGNING FOR STATE PRIMARIES
1:00 PETITIONS FOR STATE PRIMARIES DUE IN HEADQUARTERS. No Exceptions! (party members 25 signatures with ID numbers; independents 300 signatures with ID numbers)
10:50 MAJOR POLITICAL ISSUES IN TENNESSEE
Ryan Williams, State Representative
Paul Bailey, State Senator
Presiding: ALBS Director Steve Law
1:55 MOVE TO CLASSROOMS (SCALES Program Study)
Jacksonians - Stonecipher 113
Johnsonians - Stonecipher 126
4:00 ATHLETICS (2nd Round)
5:30 END ATHLETIC PERIOD
*5:50 FORMATION
*6:00 SUPPER (Lahiere) followed by CAMPAIGNING FOR STATE PRIMARIES) (Sr. Counselors Meeting)
6:45 STATE PRIMARY ELECTIONS (Vote by Cities)
*7:20 STATE PRIMARY ELECTIONS (Vote by Cities)
8:00 TUG OF WAR AND BAND PRACTICE (Walton Park)
10:00 FORMATION
10:15 TAPS. Lights out. City Clerks file attendance reports with Senior Counselors

Wednesday, May 25

*6:40 FORMATION
6:45 BREAKFAST (Levi) Jacksonian Party members only. After breakfast, Jacksonians proceed to your city residence hall floor.
7:05 FORMATION Johnsonian Party members only. Johnsonians proceed to breakfast (Levi). After breakfast Johnsonians proceed to your city residence hall floor.
8:00 FORMATION Jacksonian Party members only.
8:30 Jacksonians are seated in Derryberry Hall Auditorium for the SCALES Program with the Tennessee Supreme Court.
9:00 SCALES Program for Jacksonians
10:05 JOHNSONIANS are seated in Derryberry Hall Auditorium for the SCALES Program with the Tennessee Supreme Court.
10:15 SCALES Program for Johnsonians
11:15 DEBRIEF JOHNSONIANS IN DERRYBERRY HALL AUDITORIUM
11:50 LUNCH (Maddux) PROCEED TO LUNCH by cities
12:50 JACKSONIANS and JOHNSONIANS MOVE TO DERRYBERRY HALL AUDITORIUM
1:55 MOVE TO CLASSROOMS (SCALES Program Study)
Jacksonians - Stonecipher 113
Johnsonians - Stonecipher 126
1:00 STATE ELECTION CAMPAIGNING

1. Introduction of State Office Nominees by State Party Chair.
2. Speeches by Nominees for Governor. Introductions 2 min., Speeches 8 min.
2:30 STATE GENERAL ELECTION - Derryberry Hall Auditorium (Band members will Band Room in BFA Building immediately following the election).
4:00 ATHLETICS (3rd Round)
5:30 END ATHLETIC PERIOD
*5:50 FORMATION
6:00 SUPPER (Mathis) - All members of the General Assembly will proceed to supper at 6:00 p.m. and at 6:45 p.m. they will proceed to Derryberry Hall Auditorium for presentation. (Sr. Counselors Meeting/FDR)
7:20 BE SEATED IN DERRYBERRY HALL AUDITORIUM
8:45 JACKSONIAN/JOHNSONIAN ALL-STAR BASKETBALL GAME - Hooper Eblen Center (All Must Attend). Jacksonians sit on North Side and Johnsonians sit on South Side
10:00 TAPS. Lights out. City Clerks file attendance report with Senior Counselors. Mayor & Guideon Practice Mayor & Guideon Practice

Thursday, May 26

*6:40 FORMATION
6:45 BREAKFAST (Roberts through Dornan) ROOM INSPECTION PREPARATION
7:05 FORMATION FOR Drennon through Mathis
*8:00 TEST (Online - Counselors will provide directions)
9:00 MEET BY CITIES – Prepare for Organizational Meetings
9:50 Organizational Meetings/Executive, Legislative, and Judicial bodies. Each citizen must attend one of the sessions. City and county officials attend city council and county court sessions, respectively.

  • Governor’s Cabinet - Matt VanEpps - Lab Sciences Commons 121
  • State Senate - Paul Bailey -Stonecipher 126
  • State House - Ryan Williams/ Paul Sherrell - Stonecipher 113
  • State Courts - Craig Fickling - Clement 212
  • City Councils - Laurin Wheaton - Derryberry Hall Auditorium
  • County Officials - Randy Porter & Ben Rodgers - STEM Center Auditorium
11:45 LUNCH (Watson) After invocation, Band Members proceed first and then report to Band Room in BFA Building
4:00 ALL Executive, Legislative, and Judicial bodies in session. Each delegate must attend. Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Comptroller of the Treasury elected at this time.

  • Governor’s Cabinet - Matt VanEpps - Lab Sciences Commons 121
  • State Senate - Paul Bailey -Stonecipher 126
  • State House - Ryan Williams/ Paul Sherrell - Stonecipher 113
  • State Courts - Craig Fickling - Clement 212
  • City Councils - Laurin Wheaton - Derryberry Hall Auditorium
  • County Officials - Randy Porter & Ben Rodgers - STEM Center Auditorium
3:30 ATHLETICS (4th Round) - Boys Nation nominee interviews
5:15 END ATHLETIC PERIOD
5:30 FORMATION
5:45 SUPPER (Alexander) Band Members and Governor’s Cabinet will proceed to Supper first. Band practice at 6:30 p.m. (Senior Counselors Meeting)
7:15 ORATORICAL CONTEST - Each contestant is allotted four minutes.
*7:20 FORMATION
9:00 FORMATION AND PARADE PRACTICE
10:15 TAPS. Lights out. City Clerks file attendance reports with Senior Counselors. Mayor & Guideon Practice

Friday, May 27

*6:40 FORMATION FOR ALL
6:45 BREAKFAST (Bradshaw)
8:00 CLEAN UP AND PACK. Look under the bed and in the closets. Fasten tennis rackets, blankets, etc, to your luggage so that you will not forget any article. Leave all luggage in your room until you are ready to depart from campus.
8:30 CITY MEETING - Presentation of certificates and awards.
9:15 PREPARE FOR PARADE. All Delegates wear their Boys State t-shirt and long dark trousers.
*9:30 FORMATION - Assembly Area (Levi take flag down) - Band assembles on Stadium Drive
9:45 PARADE, PASS IN REVIEW – Overall Field, Tucker Football Stadium
10:10 BAND CONCERT - Hooper Eblen Center located west of Tucker Football Stadium. Guests should enter through the east side, upper-level at the main entrance. When inside, guests should sit in designated areas on the south side.
10:30 INAUGURATION CEREMONY - Hooper Eblen Center

Presiding: Jason Murphy, ALBS State Chairman

Speaker: House Speaker Cameron Sexton

Boys Nation Delegates: Chairman Jason Murphy

Presentation of Samsung Scholarship: Director Steve Law

Presentation of plaque to Outgoing Governor

Results of City Competition: Dean of Counselors Jim Gray

7:30 ORIENTATION ASSEMBLY & MEMORIAL SERVICE

Presiding: Jason Murphy, ALBS Chairman and Steve Law, ALBS Director
11:55 PROGRAM ENDS - HAVE A SAFE TRIP HOME

*WHISTLE WILL SOUND AT TIMES INDICATED BY AN ASTERISK. ALL FORMATIONS WILL BE BY CITIES IN THE LARGE PARKING LOT WEST OF HEADQUARTERS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. ROLL CALL WILL BE MADE AT EACH FORMATION.

Delegate Resources

TNALBS Blue Book 2022

TN Supreme Court SCALES Handbook

Boys State Reading & Study Guide 2022

State Party Caucus- 2 Minute Speeches Outline

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