Executive Director Welcome

Tom Wierman, Executive Director

Welcome! Thank you for choosing to become a Kansas Boys’ stater. We’ve been eagerly awaiting your arrival and beginning this session of The American Legion Boys’ State of Kansas. Nearly every week for the past nine months, the planning team has been meeting in person or by conference call preparing for this week. Two days ago, our Counselors and Advisors arrived with great anticipation of the 84th session. We thank our incredible host, Kansas State University, for the time and effort they have spent in helping us ensure a fantastic week. All this work has been done for you, the delegates of 2022. In just a few short days, the work, the failures, the successes, the friendships and memories you have lived will be written in Boys State history, a history that dates back to 1937. The story of 2022 is yours to write. All that you have learned, all that you have done, all those others have done for you has brought you to this place, at this time. Before you are opportunities, challenges, and experiences that you may never have encountered in your lives. You have the complete confidence and support of everyone who has helped you become a Boys’ Stater. This is your one chance.This is your time. Promise yourself that you will make the most of this chance, that you will leave this week knowing that you have just experienced a week that truly changed your life.