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Missouri Boys State is taking place this week in Warrensburg on the campus of the University of Central Missouri. Close to one thousand boys from across the state are participating in the program. This year sixteen boys from the People’s Republic of China are participating as part of the US-China Youth Leadership Exchange. Keynote speakers this week include Kansas City Mayor Sly James, State Treasurer Clint Zweifel, Bob Woodward, Secretary of State Jason Kander, and State Auditor Tom Schweich.

Jill Druskis, Director of the American Legion Commission on Americanism

and the American Legion Commission on Children and Youth.

Matt Dameron, a long time Missouri Boys State volunteer, introducing Kansas City Mayor Sly James.

Kansas City Mayor Sly James was the keynote speaker this evening.

After his address he took questions from Boys State citizens.