Schedule

WHO, WHAT, WHEN, & WHERE


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Daily Schedule

All times are Central (CDT)

Sunday, May 19

FIRST DAY

Time Event
12:00 REGISTRATION (In delegate housing located in Capital Quad - Maddux / McCord Halls & Cooper / Dunn 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 direct delegates to their designated city meeting 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 in alphabetical order by city for each mealtime.
  • Alexander leads the way to supper followed by Bradshaw, Cheek, Dornan, Drennon, and Hensley. Enter the RUC via RUC Ground floor and proceed up the spiral staircase to the cafeteria.
  • Lahiere, Levi, Maddux, Mathis, Roberts, and Watson proceed in alphabetical order to Centennial Plaza for city photographs on the stage. Once the city photograph is complete, each city will enter the RUC Ground floor entrance to the cafeteria.
  • Alexander - Hensley will exit the cafeteria to Centennial Plaza immediately following supper and take city photographs.
7:20 Delegates seated in Derryberry Auditorium
7:30 MEMORIAL SERVICE & ORIENTATION ASSEMBLY
  • Presiding: Stephen Weismann, Past Department Commander and Americanism Chair & Dr. Robert Owens, ALBS Director
8:45 ORGANIZE DRILL AND CEREMONIES (formation area)
10:15 Lights out immediately. Remember, your room is your home—Be there!
  • Counselors submit the "Attendance Reporting Form" by 10:30 PM

Monday, May 20

SECOND DAY

Time Event
*6:50 FORMATION
7:00 BREAKFAST:
  • Bradshaw City provides delegate to say invocation, flag raising, and leads way to meal.
  • 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 and then proceed to breakfast.
7:15 Levi, Maddux, Mathis, Roberts, Watson, & Alexander proceed to breakfast.
8:15 CITY PARTY CAUCUSES:
  • Jacksonians and Johnsonians of each city meet separately in locations specified by Senior and Junior Counselors to select each party's nominees for Mayor (1), Alderman (4), County Commissioners (2), and State Representatives (8). Candidates begin campaigning for city offices.
  • Counselors turn in the "City Party Caucus Form" by 9:45 AM today.
*10:15 FORMATION
10:30 Move to Derryberry Hall Auditorium for Judge John Maddux "REMEMBERING NAMES AND FACES" – Video Address
10:50 Leadership Address - Past Director/Assistant Director Steve Law
11:50 LUNCH:
  • Cheek City provides a delegate to say invocation and leads the way to meal.
  • Cheek, Dornan, Drennon, Hensley, Lahiere, and Levi proceed to lunch first.
12:00 Maddux, Mathis, Roberts, Watson, Alexander, and Bradshaw are dismissed for lunch.
1:15 COUNTY PARTY CONVENTIONS
COUNTY JACKSONIANS JOHNSONIANS
Ferrell Stonecipher 113 Stonecipher 126
Harper STEM Center Learning Studio 3 STEM Center Auditorium
Hildebrand Lab Science Commons 1201 Lab Science Commons 1205
Markham Lab Science Commons 1207 Lab Science Commons 1211
  • See pages 20 and 21 for procedures and page 22 for offices to be filled. Candidates for county offices are nominated by County Party Conventions. Candidates begin campaigning for county offices.
  • Senior Counselors assigned to County Party Conventions submit County Party Convention Form by 2:15 PM today.
2:45 STATE PARTY CAUCUSES
  • Select Chair; Vice-Chair; Sec.
  • Jacksonians - Stonecipher 113
  • Johnsonians - Stonecipher 126
Senior Counselors assigned to State Party Caucuses submit State Party Caucus Forms by 3:45 PM today.
4:00 ATHLETICS
5:30 END ATHLETIC PERIOD
*5:50 FORMATION
6:00 SUPPER
  • Dornan City provides delegate to say invocation and leads way to meal.
  • (Sr. Counselors Meeting in Tech Pride Room)
6:50 CONTINUE 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 Auditorium
8:45 Tennessee Tech ROTC Presentation – Derryberry Auditorium
10:15 Lights out.
  • Counselors submit "Attendance Reporting Form" by 10:30 PM.

Tuesday, May 21

THIRD DAY

Time Event
*6:50 FORMATION
7:00 BREAKFAST:
  • Drennon City provides delegate to say invocation, flag raising, and leads way to meal.
  • Drennon, Hensley, Lahiere, Levi, Maddux, & Mathis cities proceed to breakfast, then return to rooms to prepare for inspection.
  • Roberts, Watson, Alexander, Bradshaw, Cheek, & Dornan prepare for room inspection.
7:30 Roberts, Watson, Alexander, Bradshaw, Cheek, & 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 the candidate's party members must be submitted to Headquarters by 1:00 today (see page 21).
9:30 CAMPAIGNING FOR STATE PRIMARIES
10:40 DELEGATES SEATED IN Derryberry Auditorium
10:45 SOCIAL MEDIA PROGRAM
  • District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway
11:45 LUNCH
  • Hensley City provides delegate to say invocation and leads way to meal.
12:45 CONTINUE CAMPAIGNING FOR STATE PRIMARIES
1:00 PETITIONS FOR STATE PRIMARIES DUE IN HEADQUARTERS:
  • No Exceptions! (party members 25 signatures with voter ID numbers; independents 300 signatures with voter ID numbers)
1:10 MAJOR POLITICAL ISSUES IN TENNESSEE at Derryberry Auditorium
  • Paul Bailey, State Senator
  • Presiding: ALBS Director Dr. Rob Owens
2:00 MOVE TO CLASSROOMS (SCALES Program Study)
  • Jacksonians - Stonecipher 113 – Guest facilitators: Bryant Dunaway & Randal Gilliam
  • Johnsonians - Stonecipher 126 –Guest facilitators: Ben Marsee
4:00 ATHLETICS (2nd Round)
5:30 END ATHLETIC PERIOD
*5:50 FORMATION
6:00 SUPPER
  • Lahiere City provides delegate to say invocation and leads way to meal.
  • Sr. Counselors Meeting - Tech Pride Room
7:00 STATE PRIMARY ELECTIONS (Vote by Cities)
*7:20 TENNESSEE TECH PRESENTATION (Derryberry Auditorium)
8:00 TUG OF WAR (Tucker Stadium)
10:15 Lights out.
  • Counselors submit "Attendance Reporting Form" by 10:30 PM.

Wednesday, May 22

FOURTH DAY

Jacksonian Schedule

*6:50 FORMATION
7:00 BREAKFAST - Levi City provides delegate to say invocation, flag raising, and leads way to meal. Jacksonian Party members proceed to breakfast first. After breakfast, Jacksonians proceed to Derryberry Auditorium.
8:30 Jacksonians are seated in Derryberry Auditorium for the SCALES Program with the Tennessee Supreme Court.
9:00 SCALES Program for Jacksonians
10:00 Jacksonians move to RUC Tech Pride Room for debriefing.
11:00 Jacksonians remain in RUC Tech Pride Room for TN Tech College of Engineering Innovation showcase
11:45 Jacksonians proceed to LUNCH

Johnsonian Schedule

*6:50 FORMATION
7:00 BREAKFAST - Levi City provides delegate to say invocation, flag raising, and leads way to meal. Johnsonian party members then return to rooms to prepare for inspection.
7:30 Johnsonian party members proceed to breakfast.
9:05 Johnsonians are seated in Stonecipher Auditorium 113 for TN Tech College of Engineering Innovation showcase.
10:05 Johnsonians are seated in Derryberry Auditorium for the SCALES Program with the Tennessee Supreme Court.
10:15 SCALES Program for Johnsonians
11:15 Johnsonians move to Stonecipher Aud 113 for debriefing.
12:00 Johnsonians proceed to LUNCH

Normal Schedule Resumes

12:50 JACKSONIANS and JOHNSONIANS reunite with Cities and MOVE TO Derryberry Auditorium
1:00 STATE ELECTION CAMPAIGNING Introduction of State Office Nominees by State Party Chair. Speeches by Nominees for Governor. Introductions 2 min., Speeches 8 min.
2:30 STATE GENERAL ELECTION - Derryberry Auditorium
4:00 ATHLETICS (3rd Round)
5:30 END ATHLETIC PERIOD
*5:50 FORMATION
6:00 SUPPER:
  • Maddux City provides delegate to say invocation and leads way to meal.
  • All members of the General Assembly will proceed to supper at 6:00 PM then proceed to a presentation in Derryberry Auditorium at 6:45 PM.
  • Sr. Counselors Meeting/Tech Pride Room
7:20 BE SEATED IN Derryberry Auditorium
7:30 TBI Assistant Director Josh Melton
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
10:15 Lights out.
  • Mayor & Guideon Practice.
  • Counselors submit "Attendance Reporting Form" by 10:30 PM.

Thursday, May 23

FIFTH DAY

Time Event
*6:50 FORMATION
7:00 BREAKFAST:
  • Mathis City provides delegate to say invocation, flag raising, and leads way to meal.
  • Roberts, Watson, Alexander, Bradshaw, Cheek, & Dornan cities proceed to breakfast, then return to rooms to prepare for inspection.
  • Drennon, Hensley, Lahiere, Levi, Maddux, & Mathis prepare for room inspection.
7:30 Drennon, Hensley, Lahiere, Levi, Maddux, & Mathis proceed to breakfast
8:45 MEET BY CITIES – Take Test & Prepare for Organizational Meetings
9:20 DELEGATES PROCEED TO DERRYBERRY HALL FOR ADDRESS
9:30 ADDRESS - Alec Richardson (Senior Advisor to Governor Lee)
9:50Organizational 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.
Organization Guest Leader Location
Governor's Cabinet Alec Richardson Derryberry Hall Auditorium
State Senate Sen. Paul Bailey Stonecipher 126
State House TBD Stonecipher 113
State Courts Craig Fickling & Patrick Frogge Clement 212
City Councils James Mills Jere Whitson Auditorium
County Officials Ben Rodgers & Chris Cassetty STEM Center Auditorium
11:45 LUNCH - Roberts City provides delegate to say invocation and leads way to meal.
1:15 The following Organizational Meetings reconvene:
All other delegates attend the National Guard presentation in the STEM Center Auditorium.
Organization Guest Leader Location
State Senate Sen. Paul Bailey Stonecipher 126
State House TBD Stonecipher 113
State Courts Craig Fickling & Patrick Frogge Clement 212
3:30 ATHLETICS (4th Round) Boys Nation nominee interviews (RUC room 224)
5:15 END ATHLETIC PERIOD
*5:30 FORMATION
5:45 SUPPER -Watson City leads the way to meal to Main Quad for supper.
  • Governor's Cabinet will proceed to Supper first.
  • Senior Counselors Meeting
  • Jere Whitson
7:15 ORATORICAL CONTEST
  • See Page 4 for details.
  • Each contestant is allotted four minutes. (TN Dept. Oratorical Chairman Terry Ward will talk for 5 minutes and will be a judge.)
8:45 PARADE PRACTICE – ALL CITIES MEET IN THE FORMATION AREA
10:15 Lights out.
  • Mayor & Guideon Practice.
  • Counselors submit the "Attendance Reporting Form" by 10:30 PM.

Friday, May 24

SIXTH DAY (LAST DAY)

Time Event
*6:50 FORMATION FOR ALL
7:00 BREAKFAST - Alexander City provides delegate to say invocation, flag raising, and leads way to meal.
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 items.
  • Leave all luggage in your room until you are ready to depart from campus.
8:45 CITY MEETING
  • Presentation of certificates and awards.
  • All Delegates wear their Boys State t-shirt and long dark pants.
*9:45 FORMATION
10:00 PREPARE FOR PARADE
10:30 INAUGURATION CEREMONY - Hooper Eblen Center
  • Presiding: Stephen Weismann, Past Department Commander and Americanism Chair
  • Speaker: Dr. Sean Ochsenbein
  • Boys Nation Delegates: Stephen Weismann, Past Department Commander and Americanism Chair
  • Presentation of Samsung Scholarship: Director Dr. Robert Owens
  • Presentation of a plaque to Outgoing Governor
  • Results of City Competition: Dean of Counselors Dr. Harry Ingle
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 2024

TNALBS Map

TN Supreme Court SCALES Handbook

Boys State Reading & Study Guide 2024

State Party Caucus- 2 Minute Speeches Outline

Party Nominee Presentations- 6 Minute Speeches Outline