Reflecting on reflection time

By Jack Kapple and Brandon Hurn Staters Union In midst of the tight schedule of the Boys State simulation, there is an abundant need for a time to unwind. At the conclusion of every day, Staters are divided into their various counties and cities to discuss the successes and failures of the day. This is an opportunity for Staters to focus on their personal growth rather than their political endeavors. 18464797925_60e9b5d47b_o“We have fun while discussing life-lessons at the same time,” said Adam Flach of Marshall County. “ I think that’s pretty neat.” It is the hope of the counselors and advisors that the Staters can take something away from this time. “It helped us learn how to deal with anything that happens in the future,” said Flach. Many of the valuable lessons Staters learned in reflection time were translated into their state operations. “I’m more social now. I’m talking to some of the guys I never would have thought  I was going to be good friends with,” said Jake Dearman of Eisenhower County. “I wouldn’t have been able to work with all of these guys if it wasn’t for that.” After looking at some of the lessons learned from these fine young men, it should be evident that reflection time is essential for “ A Week that will Change Your Life.”]]>