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Adapting to a changing world, Massachusetts integrates portions of program to offer same educational opportunities to both sexes.
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Governor Markell talks about Boys and Girls State
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For their last day, the senators enjoyed a celebration dinner and ceremony in their honor.
Visit www.legion.org/boysnation at 7:30 p.m. (EDT) to watch the Boys Nation senators graduation ceremony live.
On Wednesday, the president and vice president were sworn into office and Boys Nation alumni spoke to the senators.
On Tuesday, the Boys Nation senators visited the White House and elected a 2011 Boys Nation president and vice president.
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Go to the Boys Nation page to watch live streaming of the president and vice president elections at 6:30 p.m. EDT.
On Sunday, the 98 young men enjoyed dinner at an American Legion post and toured the National Mall.
Boys Nation senators stayed busy on day two with party conventions and senate office elections.
98 young men arrived in Washington, D.C., Friday to participate in the 65th American Legion Boys Nation program.
98 American Legion Boys Nation delegates will convene in Washington, D.C., for "a week that shapes a lifetime."
Through a 45-page publication, The American Legion captures the lives of 98 Boys Nation senators as they spend a week in Washington, D.C., learning our nation’s political process.
Wisconsin Governor-elect Scott Walker shares his unforgettable experiences as an American Legion Badger Boys State and Boys Nation alumni.
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After a week of site-seeing, senate sessions, keynote speakers and friendship-building, the senators are graduating and heading back home.
82-year-old Nesse Godin still making a powerful impact on Boys Nation.
Day 6 includes president, vice president inauguration; tune in to Legion.org now for live webcast of closing Senate session.
Avon Park, Fla., teen voted president; vice president hails from North Little Rock, Ark.
Day four of Boys Nation enables the senators to see awe-inspiring sites: Arlington National Cemetery, Tomb of the Unknowns and Iwo Jima Memorial.
Senators venture off campus for their first field trip to Maryland Greenbelt Post 136 and the National Mall.
Day two of Boys Nation consists of the senators completing orientation, holding party conventions and electing senate offices.
Friday, July 23, marked the start of the 64th American Legion Boys Nation program, where 98 Boys State representatives arrived in Washington, D.C.
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Two representatives selected from each of the 49 Boys States will convene in Washington, D.C., July 23-30 for Boys Nation.
Since 1935, more than a million high school boys have attended The American Legion Boys State program to experience a week that can change a lifetime.
Publication follows 98 young men through "a week that shapes a lifetime."
Christopher Andrews, 17, of Green River, Wyo., was elected president of The American Legion Boys Nation.
Former anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, journalist and author remembers his time with Boys State.
William O’Neil, 90, attended the first Buckeye Boys State in 1936 as the delegate from the St. Clairsville, Belmont County in Ohio.