Formal Review

The Boys State prestigious Formal Review was held on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. The 13 counties marched in perfect sync with the band while they honored the staff, crowd, and state by playing “Country Roads.” Each cottage put forward their best to march in unison and show the utmost respect for our counselors. After the main parade, the cottages assembled in the livestock area. Guest speakers consisted of Buddy Curnutte who spoke of the women of America, and philosophical lessons from the only winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor in WV, Woody Williams. Also included were ceremonies and applauses for any veterans in the building. All in all, the ceremony portrayed excellency and represented the United Boys State and the progress the program has made throughout the past 76 years.

Kareem Ahiami