Thomas Hogue participated in The American Legion Boys State of Missouri June 15-22 on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.
Hogue was selected based on his leadership, citizenship, academics and character during his junior year at Bowling Green 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 1,000 student leaders build an entire state government in a single week.
Hogue’s accomplishments, positions held, and awards earned at Missouri Boys State include: citizen of Carnahan City; member of the Nationalist Party; senator; city party chairman; ward committeeman, Ward II. Hogue attended legislative school while participating in Boys State.
Hogue is the son of Johnna and Dale Hogue of Frankford. He is the grandson of Darlene Hogue, Vandalia; David and Fran Webber, New London; and John Wheeler and Jeannie Niffen, both of Frankford.
Hogue was sponsored by American Legion Post 370 of Louisiana.Sponsors afford the opportunity for students to participate in this nationally recognized program and are critical to its continued success. Organizations, businesses, and individual interested in becoming a sponsor are encouraged to contact the Missouri Boys State headquarters at 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 501c(3) organization and is a Missouri American Legion program.
Students who will be juniors during the 2013-14 academic year and are interested in attending should contact their high school counselor or visit the Missouri Boys State web site www.moboysstate.org. The 2014 session will be held June 14-21. In-school informational presentations by a Boys State staff member are available by contact the Missouri Boys State headquarters or email firstname.lastname@example.org.