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Boys State of Kansas opens applications for 2024 session

The American Legion Boys State of Kansas is accepting applications for its 2024 session. The event is set for June 2-8, 2024, at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan. This will be the program’s 32nd consecutive session at KSU and 86th overall.

Traditionally, Kansas Boys State is for individuals who will complete their junior year of high school in the spring just prior to the start of each session. However, the Boys State program will again expand the pool of applicants for this year’s session to include those who will complete their sophomore year of high school this spring.

The Boys State program provides an experience in leadership and teamwork that develops self-identity, promotes mutual respect, and instills civic responsibility. Boys State is a political exercise that simulates elections, political parties and government at the state, county and local levels, providing opportunities to lead under pressure, show character and work effectively within a team.

The cost to attend the Boys State of Kansas program is $375; however, in many instances, sponsors pay the majority of the fees, with the delegate paying $50. Those wishing to attend the 2024 session should visit to apply. The deadline to apply for the 2024 program is April 30; applications are accepted after that date, but on a space-available basis.

Potential sponsors, such as American Legion posts, civic organizations, businesses, clubs and interested individuals can visit for more information, or email or call 785-550-6492.

For information about the 2024 American Legion Auxiliary Sunflower Girls State, which will be held June 2-8, at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan., see

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