OSU President Burns Hargis endorses Boys State

“Oklahoma Boys State develops engaged citizens and passionate servant-leaders by giving young men hands-on training in the workings of local and state government.  They obtain the qualities that result in success in college and in life.  I applaud Boys State for its continuing work to instill in young Oklahomans the values of service, leadership and patriotism.”

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Program Overview

Oklahoma American Legion Boys State is a non-partisan intensive week of leadership, government, and patriotism sponsored by the American Legion of Oklahoma. Delegates to Boys State have just completed their junior year of high school and have been selected by their local American Legion Post as representative of the best of their community.  Boys State was established in the 1930s […]

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Forks in the Road, Decisions to be Made

With the arrival of a high-ranking official, Two Star Rear Admiral McClain, Oklahoma Boys State turned out to welcome him with honor. The cities of Boys State lined up on the NEO Football Field for a Retreat before marching around the field and recognizing the Admiral with a Pass In Review ceremony. As they toughed it out through the rain, each […]

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Heated Debate!

Once again the political expectations of the nation have been trampled and shattered in an amazing display of prowess from the Boys State delegates of 2015. The delegates were given the chance to hold a session of debate during Tuesday’s State Conventions. Instead of debating either common questions or the more popular queries of today’s society, the delegates chose an impressive set of topics […]

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