Boys state

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  1. skklbonin

    skklbonin Member

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    Does Boys State help add points to the usafa and usna or mainly usma?

    (Sorry, typing from my phone...thus, the lack of capitalization).


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    Adds points for all.
     
  3. Hopefull Dad

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    Boys State!

    My son went to NY Boys State, was elected Lt Gov, and I have no doubt in my mind , that put him over the top for his appointment. (was the 1 thing board went back to ALO for more info, details) USAFA C4C 2017.
     
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    According to many on the forum, it does look very good on a resume. But it is also a lot of fun! Had a great time at the VA Boys State! I definitely recommend you go


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  5. Christcorp

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    The reason Boy's state looks so good on your application is because "most times" in most states, it's something that you can't really "choose" or "volunteer" for. I.e. you can choose to be in scouts, or choose to be in CAP. You can choose to take certain IB/AP classes or choose to play soccer or football. But in "most" schools, your teachers/counselors/etc... "Choose" you to attend boy/girl's state. Therefor, it sends a message that others in position of authority think very highly of you.

    I say most, because you can express your desire to attend boy/girl's state, but generally you are nominated/selected to go. There are probably some schools where they can't get a large selection or enough interested people, so I'm sure there's some that can simply volunteer and thus be selected. But that's not the norm. This is basically like having an extremely impressive "recommendation". It's usually individuals who have a history of accomplishments.
     
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    Boys' State is an incredible opportunity...

    My son was selected by his teachers at his high school to attend Boys' State. My son did not know very much about "Boys State" prior to his attendance, but he was very honored with his nomination to this prestigious program. My son had just returned from his "summer program at the Naval Academy" to attend "Boys' State" and he was SO glad that he did... He had the GREATEST experience at Boys' State and he was so GRATEFUL that he was selected to attend Boys' State...If your son or daughter has the opportunity to attend Boys' /Girls' State, please encourage them to do so... It will be a life-changing experience, and one that they will always look back upon with gratefulness, that their teachers/counselors/Principals thought that they were the candidates from their respective high schools who would benefit from attending Boys'/Girls' State. If you don't know much about this program, then ENCOURAGE your son or daughter to speak to their counselor about this opportunity that will forever bless their lives and will transform their thinking...My son is now a cadet at the USAFA and will always be grateful that attending Boys' State helped mold him into becoming one of the future military leaders of this great nation. This is one very important and interesting and life-changing opportunities for our children. I would encourage your sons and daughters to speak to their counselors about this exciting opportunity...regardless of where they go to college...
     

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