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Wisconsin governor recalls Boys Nation experience

Wisconsin governor recalls Boys Nation experience

Before becoming Wisconsin's highest executive official, Scott Walker was once a rising high school senior who moved through Badger Boys State and ultimately Boys Nation.

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Boys State programs go mobile

Boys State programs go mobile

Department of Kansas, California introduced mobile website, phone app to give delegates convenient access to program resources.

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Americanism Conference begins Friday

Americanism Conference begins Friday

The conference will be held Sept. 26-28 downtown Indianapolis at the Sheraton City Centre Hotel.

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Boys Nation Class of 2014 graduates

Boys Nation Class of 2014 graduates

Scholarships awarded to four Boys Nation officers and one junior counselor

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Singing for the Commander-in-Chief

Singing for the Commander-in-Chief

Boys and Girls Nation sing “Happy Birthday” to President Obama.

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Boys Nation senators visit the Hill

The young men meet with their respective U.S. senators.

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Pentagon briefs Boys Nation on national defense issues

Senators get an assessment of America’s Armed Forces from a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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Marymount University offers senators a $10,000 scholarship

Marymount University offers senators a $10,000 scholarship

The 98 Boys Nation senators will receive the scholarship if they apply and are accepted to the university.

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Alabama youth elected Boys Nation president

Alabama youth elected Boys Nation president

Matthew Ellow elected president by a vote of 52 to 46; Louis Lombardo of Texas elected Boys Nation vice president.

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Boys Nation parties nominate president, vice president candidates

Boys Nation parties nominate president, vice president candidates

States south of the Mason-Dixon line sweep all four elections.

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Two Boys Nation senators place wreath at Arlington

Two Boys Nation senators place wreath at Arlington

The 98 senators also visit the Lincoln Monument and three war memorials.

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Florida youth elected Boys Nation Senate president

David Enriquez defeats Jeremy Price of Maryland on the final vote.

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Boys Nation class of 1963 visits class of 2014

Boys Nation class of 1963 visits class of 2014

The nine Boys Nation alumni share words of wisdom with the 98 young men; 1963 Boys Nation alumnus and former President Bill Clinton writes a letter to the 2014 class.

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Boys Nation senators sworn into office

Boys Nation senators sworn into office

98 high school seniors from 48 states arrive in Washington, D.C., for the 68th session of Boys Nation.

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‘Learning key lessons of life’

‘Learning key lessons of life’

Program director says Boys Nation is about personal development, as well as a study in government.

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Boys Nation senators receive advice on the Constitution

Boys Nation senators receive advice on the Constitution

The young men are advised never to forget the great document’s first three words.

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Hollywood actor recalls 'that one summer' at Boys Nation

Hollywood actor recalls 'that one summer' at Boys Nation

Donal Logue, a veteran of the small and big screens, remembers how he came of age in 1983 when he left his small California town for Washington, D.C.

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68th session of Boys Nation begins Friday

68th session of Boys Nation begins Friday

The 98 American Legion Boys Nation delegates from 49 states will convene in Washington, D.C., to learn about the structure and function of federal government.

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Apply for $20,000 Legion scholarship

Apply for $20,000 Legion scholarship

The Samsung American Legion Scholarship is available for Boys State or Girls State attendees who are direct descendants of wartime veterans.

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Boys Nation president appears on TV program

Boys Nation president appears on TV program

Simeon Toronto, who represented Minnesota as a 2013 delegate, will be profiled on ‘Life to the Max.’

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Non-citizens have special role in Ohio Boys State

Non-citizens have special role in Ohio Boys State

Buckeye Boys State program teaches youth born in other countries the values of being an American.

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Boys Nation class of 1963

Boys Nation class of 1963

Fifty years after shaking hands with President Kennedy, Boys Nation alumni look back on an experience that changed lives and shaped careers.

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Boys Nation senators appear on West Wing Week

Boys Nation senators appear on West Wing Week

Weekly YouTube clip from White House features senators' visit with President Obama.

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Boys Nation senator’s nonprofit spans world

Boys Nation senator’s nonprofit spans world

Akbar Khan, from Utah, started organization to donate bags given away at conventions to youth in all needy areas of the world.

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67th Boys Nation class graduates with honors

67th Boys Nation class graduates with honors

'Awesome,' 'very cool' used to describe week that shapes a lifetime.

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A fitting end to 'a week that shapes a lifetime'

A fitting end to 'a week that shapes a lifetime'

Senators to the 67th session receive rare opportunity to meet and take a picture with commander-in-chief.

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Boys Nation senators ‘all smiles’ after Hill day

Boys Nation senators ‘all smiles’ after Hill day

Several Boys Nation attendees get rare opportunity to follow their U.S. senators for a day; watch live streaming of Boys Nation graduation tonight at www.legiontv.org.

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‘The neatest moment of my life’

‘The neatest moment of my life’

Twilight Tattoo gives Boys Nation attendees an appreciation for the military and their country's wars.

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Minnesota senator uses kindness to win presidency

Minnesota senator uses kindness to win presidency

Simeon Toronto, a Federalist, is 67th Boys Nation president; Zachary Faircloth, a Nationalist from South Carolina, is vice president.

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Senators visit hallowed ground

Senators visit hallowed ground

Matthew Hall from Kentucky, John O’Brien from New York accompany National Commander James E. Koutz in laying wreath at Tomb of Unknowns; watch candidate debates, elections today on LegionTV.

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