Looking for past Boys State participants

Published 5:35 pm Friday, June 1, 2012

Dear Editor,

For the past 75 years, the American Legion has sponsored Alabama Boys State. More than 34,000 rising high school seniors from every community in Alabama have come to learn about citizenship, leadership and local and state government. Boys State is a weeklong camp that teaches leadership and government.

We want your help in locating former attendees to Boys State. Over the next year, we will be celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Alabama Boys State. The 75th Anniversary will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on June 10 on the campus of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. We invite all former Boys Staters to come for lunch at noon on June 10 at the Ferguson Center, and the celebration will be at 2 p.m.

Alabama Boys State would like to hear from all prior Boys Staters whether you can come to the 75th reunion or not. Please email me your contact information at: alboysstate@brooknet.com, or by postal mail at P.O. Box 130478 Birmingham, AL 35213. Let us know where you are, when you attended Boys State, your contact information and if you will join us June 10.

Judge O.L. “Pete” Johnson, Retired director, Alabama Boys State