We are making every effort to ensure all qualified high school junior boys are given the opportunity to apply for the 2017 Wonderful Wyoming Boys’ State program, held in Douglas, June 3-9, 2017. We encourage you to make a personal visit your schools and work with principals, guidance counselors and government or civics teachers.
You may modify the press release or add your own local information as needed. Getting the message to the boys, their parents and counselors is crucial. There will be additional resources on our website at www.wyoboysstate.org.
Although most delegates at Boys’ State are academically rated in the top 10% of their class, any boy who shows exceptional character and an interest in government may be considered as a candidate regardless of academic standing. Any junior boy, who is in good standing at school, may apply.
Once you have selected your delegates, please contact them personally or provide them with a letter of acceptance and a registration card (yellow) to be signed by their parent or guardian. You should also collect a $50 non-refundable delegate fee, along with the signed registration card from the selected delegates from your post and forward it, along with the $150 post sponsorship fee ($200 total), to the Cheyenne office before April 15, 2017. The delegate fee has been added to decrease the “no-show” rate and should be paid by the delegate, but includes two Boys’ State T-shirts, upon arrival in Douglas.
Applications are initiated online through our website. Send any potential delegates to this website and have them follow the prominent links to apply. After they’ve entered their information, it will send them an email text version of their application indicating to submit to their high school guidance counselor or Legion Post for consideration. You may require more information such as a transcript, résumé or photo to help your selection efforts. We would ask you communicate any additional requirements to the prospective delegates personally. We understand every Legion Post operates slightly different with selections.
We will also be doing all registration online through our website once we receive registration cards. Selected delegates will receive information on how to complete. This will help alleviate costs of mailing and will provide more information ahead of the program for use with planning and preparation.
Thank you in advance for your assistance and support of Boys’ State!