The 72nd annual session of Arkansas American Legion Boys State took place on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas recently. Established in 1940, Arkansas American Legion Boys State gives young Arkansans a better understanding of how elections and state government work in their state. They learn by doing in a mythical state.
From actually campaigning in a party primary to making sure they get legislation passed that benefits their cities, the young men who participate leave Boys State with a better idea of how democracy works in a state and local government. We are proud to announce that Xavior Strawder, senior and honor student at MAUMELLE HIGH SCHOOL, was elected Governor.