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(West Plains) – William Laughary participated in The American Legion Boys State of Missouri June 15-22 on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Laughary was selected based on his leadership, citizenship, academics and character during his junior year at West Plains High School.

Boys State is a pure democracy in that all citizens may vote and are eligible to hold office. The program is designed to educate and train Missouri’s young leaders in functional citizenship, leadership and government. Nearly, 1000 student leaders build an entire state government in a single week.

Laughary’s accomplishments, positions held and awards earned at Missouri Boys State include: Citizen Of Blair City; Member of the Nationalist Party; Clerk, Municipal Court. Laughary attended Public Administration School while participating in Boys State.

Laughary (son of Jim and Lee Laughary) was sponsored by Travis M. Smith; Southern Hills Center LTD. Sponsors afford the opportunity for students to participate in this nationally recognized program and are critical to its continued success. Organizations, businesses, and individuals interested in becoming a sponsor are encouraged to contact the Missouri Boys State Headquarters at 1-877-342-5627.

The entire Boys State staff is comprised of educational, legal, professional, and civic leaders who volunteer their time each year. Missouri Boys State is a 501(c)3 organization and is a Missouri America Legion program.

Students who will be juniors during the 2013-2014 academic year and are interested in attending should contact their High School Counselor or visit the Missouri Boys State website at The 2014 session will be held June 14-21. In-school informational presentations by a Boys State staff members are available by contacting the Missouri Boys State Headquarters at 1-877-342-5627 or email

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