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.

Cory Xavier Eskridge participated in The American Legion Boys State of Missouri June 17-24 on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Eskridge was selected based on his leadership, citizenship, academics, and character during his junior year at Camdenton High School.

Eskridge, son of Dustin and Sherry Eskridge and Annie Wuhlfkuhl, was sponsored by American Legion Post 624-Sunrise Beach. 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.

Accomplishments, positions held, and awards earned by Eskridge at Missouri Boys State include: Citizen of Gambrel City; Member of the Nationalist Party; Assistant City Attorney; Delegate to County Committee, Ward II; Attorney. Eskridge attended Law School while participating in Boys State.

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.