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Welcome To American Legion Alabama Boys State!
2016 Alabama Boys State will be held from May 29th through June 4th on the campus of The University of Alabama. 

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***(Forms must be mailed by May 5, 2016)***

Alabama Boys State is one of the highest honors granted to Alabama students. Students from across the state are chosen based on their demonstration of leadership, hard work, strong morals, and motivation in school and community activities. Boys State week is a full and active week held on the campus of The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

At Boys State, student delegates will find the opportunity to build new friendships, participate in a mock government, and hear from and meet a diverse array of Alabama leaders such as Congressmen, state elected officials, business leaders, civic leaders, and others. Delegates will have the opportunity to join interest groups that focus on their individual areas of interest such as law school, fire college, law enforcement academy, aerospace academy, lobbyists, city government, county government, constitutional convention, engineer/computer academy, and environmental interest group. Delegates will also have activity time during which they can participate in recreational activities such as basketball, volleyball, softball, soccer, academic bowl, etc.

The American Legion believes there is no better way to assure the survival of our republic than to train our young people in the ideals and objectives of American government. By teaching youth to understand and appreciate the basic principles involved in the successful management of a democratic society, we can keep America strong and ensure freedom for future generations. These are the distinguished, long-standing objectives of American Legion Boys States.

May 19, 2015

American Legion Post 49 hosted a dinner and orientation in honor of the delegates who will be representing Athens City Schools, Limestone County Schools, Madison Academy, Brewer High School, Falkville High School, and Priceville High School. 26 young men and their parents attended. Guest speakers were Jacob Smith and Matthew Ellow (2014 Alabama Boys State Governor & Boys Nation President).

May 18, 2015

American Legion Post 15 hosted a dinner and orientation on May 18 for the Decatur City and Morgan County delegates who will be attending Boys State this year. 28 young men and their parents attended. Guest speakers were Reid Jenkins and Yancy Mitchell.

April 21, 2015

Legion Post 237 hosted a dinner and orientation on April 21 for the Huntsville City and Madison County delegates who will be attending Boys State this year. 30 young men and their parents attended. Staff members Jason Jones and Yancy Mitchell were the guest speakers.


July 22, 2014
CONGRATULATIONS to Alabama Boys State Governor Matthew Ellow,
elected 2014 Boys Nation President  !!!

Matthew was a member of Hayes (City 2) and is a senior at Brewer High School

We are proud of you Matthew!

June 7, 2014

Congrats to the City of Odom (#8), named BEST CITY at 2014 Alabama Boys State!! 
Odom City Counselors were Arthur Cohen, Drew Howard, Yancy Mitchell, & Jesse Westerhouse

2nd Place - Harbuck (City 1)
3rd Place - McCray (City 3)


June 7, 2014

Luke Carnley is the recipient of the Judge Pete Johnson Scholarship, a four-year, full tuition scholarship to the University of Alabama !!!  Luke is a senior at Robertsdale High School.   CONGRATS Luke !!

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