Boys' State 2013
Receive College Credit for Your Participation
In addition to the 2-hour criteria, you must also complete
a 1-page paper before you leave Boys State. The
paper will be in essay format and be on Oklahoma
Government or Patriotism.
The cost of the three credit hour option is $331.50
($115.95 if you qualify for the concurrent tuition
How to Receive College Credit
Boys’ State participants can receive college credit with a submitted college credit enrollment
form and letter of consent.
However, to receive the tuition waiver, you must qualify as a concurrent student.
To be a qualified concurrent student you must:
1. Have an ACT Composite score of 19 (minimum) or a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
AND have an ACT Reading score of 19 (minimum)
2. Submit high school transcript to the Admissions Office
3. Submit National ACT scores to the Admissions Office (Residual ACT scores cannot be accepted.)
4. Submit the letter of consent signed by the principal, counselor, parent and student to the
ALL items must be submitted to qualify for the tuition waiver (ACT scores, transcripts,
consent letter and enrollment form). No items will be accepted or processed after
May 31, 2013.
Please mail, fax or email all forms to the Admissions Office PO Box 3843, Miami, OK 74354,
fax# 918-540-6946 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) will host Oklahoma Boys State for the 27th consecutive year beginning Saturday, May 25 – Saturday, June 1, 2013. The college will again welcome key players on the state’s political frontier who will speak at Okla. Boys State.
Approximately 400 students are expected to attend Boys State. Students from across Okla. will travel to NEO to participate in the week-long event.
“Boys State is recognized as the most respected youth leadership program in the nation. The event provides an experience for young a man that is unlike any other,” Hale said. “The value that Boys State places on patriotism and honoring our democracy has made the event a welcome addition to our campus each year. NEO is proud to host such a storied leadership program enriched with tradition and pride.”
For one week, NEO will become the State Capitol as Boys State participants run a mock government. The high school seniors will run for elected offices, ranging from the mayor of a city to the state’s governor. The purpose of the program is to teach the principles of government, leadership and patriotism.
Below: The Oklahoma Army National Guard landed a Black Hawk Helicopter on the campus of NEO A&M College for the 25th anniversary of OK Boys State.
About Boys State
According to the organization’s website, Okla. Boys State is offered by the Okla. American Legion and was founded in 1935 to combat the rising ideals of communism in the United States and to allow young men to understand the freedoms associated with being an American.
At Boys State, participants learn the rights, privileges and responsibilities of franchised citizens. The training is objective and centers on the structure of city, county and state governments. Operated by students elected to various offices, Boys State activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law-enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, choruses and recreational programs.
Legion posts select high-school juniors to attend the program. In most cases, individual expenses are paid by a sponsoring post, a local business or another community-based organization.
Boys State programs currently exist in all Legion departments except Hawaii. As separate corporations, Boys State programs vary in content and method of procedure, but each adheres to the same basic concept: teaching government from the township to the state level.
Those who attend Boys State at NEO were selected by either their local American Legion post or their high school. Many who have completed Boys State in the past will return to provide guidance as counselors. Boys State participants will also have the opportunity to earn up to three hours of college credit from NEO.
A schedule of events and speakers will be released at a later time.