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Farr participates in Boys State

(WARRENSBURG, MO) — William Fredrick Farr participated in The American Legion Boys State of Missouri June 16-23 on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Farr was selected based on his leadership, citizenship, academics, and character during his junior year at North County High School.

Boys State is a pure democracy in that all citizens may vote and are eligible to hold office. The program is designed to educate and train Missouri’s young leaders in functional citizenship, leadership and government. Nearly 1,000 student leaders build an entire state government in a single week.

Farr’s accomplishments, positions held, and awards earned at Missouri Boys State include: Citizen of Blair City; Member of the Federalist Party; Chief of Police; City Party Chairman; County Committee Secretary; Ward Committeeman, Ward II; and Citizen of the Model County. Farr attended Law Enforcement School while participating in Boys State.

Farr (son of Tracy and William Farr) was sponsored by St. Francois Rotary Club. Sponsors afford the opportunity for students to participate in this nationally recognized program and are critical to its continued success. Organizations, businesses, and individuals interested in becoming a sponsor are encouraged to contact the Missouri Boys State Headquarters at 1-877-342-5627.

The entire Boys State staff is comprised of educational, legal, professional, and civic leaders who volunteer their time each year. Missouri Boys State is a 501 (c)(3) organization and is a Missouri American Legion program.

Students who will be juniors during the 2012-13 academic year and are interested in attending should contact their High School Counselor or visit the Missouri Boys State website at www.moboysstate.org. The 2013 session will be held June 15-22. In-school informational presentations by a Boys State staff member are available by contacting the Missouri Boys State Headquarters at 1-877-342-5627 or e-mail bettie.rusher@moboysstate.org.

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