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Democracy at Boy's State
When school lets out, students
have three months in which they take
vacations, attend summer camps, get
a tan, go fishing, or just relax. But from
lune 14th to june 21st, around 1100
boys who will be seniors attend Boy's
State. These people are from high
schools scattered about Missouri. Ev-
ery state in the country has a Boy's
State and they are sponsored by the
What is Boy's State? Well, Boy's
State is a model of Missouri's Legisla-
ture. Every student learns about the
' Rob K hlar takes a break and plays frisbee.
Frisbee was a popular leisure activity at I-
Three journalists from Burroughs. Editor-
in-Chief of the Yearbook Melissa Pozsgay
lrightl and her associate editors grab a
quick lunch between classes.
A rare shot of the Country Day and Mary I.
I-Campers. Due to the large size of the
campus, it was hard to find them in one
place at a single point in time.
government while participating in his
legislative duties. The "state" is held
in Warrensburg, Mo. on the campus
of Central Missouri State University.
"Democracy depends on me" is the
Boy's State slogan, and during his stay
a student does learn that democracy
depends on him. When a student ar-
rives at the State, he is randomly
placed in one of the 16 cities which
has about 60 people. No one in the
city knows each other at first, but by
the end of the week the students
know everybody in their city.
The first order of events is to elect a
mayor who then organizes his city.
Elections are then held for senators
and state representatives for each
city. These people make the Boy's
State laws. During the stay each stu-
dent must attend a school of either
law, law enforcement, legislature, or
government executives. At each
school students are taught and then
testedg if a student does poorly on a
test, it's points off for your city.
By the middle of the week, a whole
model government is set up. The state
has a governor, a supreme court, a
house and a senate, and then each
city also has its own government. The
government even has its own state
troopers that can arrest people for
walking on the grass, and rapping
ltalking tol a waitress.
The saying that goes along with
Boy's State is that it was "A week to
shape a lifetime" and it was indeed. If
a student really puts effort into his
stay, he will accomplish a lot, and take
home an experience to be remem-
bered for the rest of his life.
By Guy Borders
I-Camp 81 Boy's Statef31
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Students from all parts
"What?! The dorms aren't air-
conditioned?" This was a com-
mon response by the seniors
and juniors who signed up to
attend l-Camp at Mizzou. A
week after school ended, the
editors of "The News," the
"Codasco," and their staff
members packed up their bags,
loaded up their cars with soda
and snacks, and headed for Co-
lumbia. A couple of hours later
at Mizzou, everyone was as-
signed a dorm room with a
room-mate, and the heat was
definitely on. Fans were found
twirling left and right, ice was
everywhere, and everybody was
trying to find a way to cool off.
The following few days after
orientation when everyone was
adapting to the 90 degree tem-
peratures, the twelve students
of Missouri study
Journalism at Mizzou
attended classes related to the
activity they were in. Whether
you were in Advanced Year-
book, Newspaper, or Photogra-
phy, everyone had three to four
hours of classes with one and a
half hours of lunch or dinner
break in-between. These classes
consisted of power lectutres,
interviewing, layout, and expla-
nations of the latest trends.
The long hours in the class-
room appeared to have paid off.
In the annual write-off, Garth
Weins took a surprising third in
the News Feature contest, while
Tom lames walked away with a
second in sportswriting. To say
that one did not learn much at
I-Camp would be a big mistake.
1-camp definitely provided
the teaching needed to orga-
nize a newspaper and yearbook.
Near the end of the week, how-
ever, even though the home-
work had increased, party fever
went through the camp. Poker
was the scene in Praveen Ko-
suri's and lohn C,regory's room,
where the nickle ante was at-
tractive to the students of other
schools. ln the hall, Australian
Football with a nerf was being
played. Most students found
that there are many more hours
of valuable work time in the
Rob Khlar ileftl laborishly tolls over his
homework project for Advanced Newspa-
per. The morning after lrightl: Rob feels
the effect of too many late hours.
night than they had ever
thought before. How about
those 4:00 a.m. mornings, guys?
Quick lunches were grabbed
at the McDonalds, Shake-
speare's Pizza, Wendy's, or at
the health food store ... all on
campus. Students found the
campus to be a city by itself.
And the C.D.S. journalists were
quick to find the similarities be-
tween dorm dinners and Coun-
try Day lunches. But dinner was
a time to relax.
At night the guys from Smith
Hall congregated in front of
Donnelly Hall to converse with
the females. On Thursday of
that week, the students from
Country Day showed the rest of
the journalists how to REALLY
by Chip Reichardt
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