St. Vincent students to attend Missouri Boys State 2013 program | People
PERRYVILLE, MO (KFVS) - St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Schools High School faculty voted for four young men to represent them at Missouri Boys State for the 2013 program.
The boys include: Josh Hunt and Luke Prost, with alternates – Kevin Mattingly and Vince King.
Director Mike Plunkett and the American Legion Boys State of Missouri website proudly promote their eight-day hands on experience in the operation and fundamentals of government for young men of Missouri. Missouri Boys State draws together the best and brightest high school juniors to help lead them down the path of individual success and leadership through "doing," not just learning.
One idea paramount above any other at Missouri Boys State:
"That the individual is the one with the power to change the world. Whether athlete or politician, journalist or scientist each and every one of us has the power to make a difference in the world."
Using the democratic system as a basis, Missouri Boys State says they equip the participants, or citizens, each year to construct their own state, utilizing the core values that hold true in our everyday lives. They teach the need for competition, the value of public service, the strength of the individual voice and vote. By reinforcing these basic American ideals, the group helps to shape the future of society. This is what the American Legion Boys State of Missouri says their program is all about.
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