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2022 High School Recommendations and Applications Still Being Accepted

It remains our goal to have every high school and home school community in the State of West Virginia represented at each annual ALMBS session. We are willing to work with you to assure that your high school is represented at the program.

ALMBS is a leadership action program where qualified high school students take part in a practical government exercise. It is designed to develop a working knowledge of the structure of state government and to impress upon the citizen the fact that our government is just what we make it.

The goal of ALMBS is to teach good government through participation by becoming a mythical state government and operating it as such. It is an objective citizenship training program which strives to inculcate individual responsibility to the community, state, and nation.

ALMBS is still accepting HIGH SCHOOL RECOMMENDATIONS and APPLICATIONS for the 2022 ALMBS Camp to be held June 12-18, 2022.



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2014 West Virginia High School Packet

Dear High School Principals/Counselors,

Enclosed with this letter is information on The American Legion Mountaineer Boys State (ALMBS). ALMBS is an honors, leadership and citizenship academy which has existed since 1936 to teach “good government through participation” to the outstanding male Junior High School class members in the State of West Virginia.

Please take the time to review the enclosed materials and provide the requested response no later than December 16, 2013. You may visit for additional information on the program. ALMBS has long been recognized as one of the most respected educational programs of government instruction for High School students.

It is our goal to have every High School, in the State of West Virginia, represented at the 2014 session; which is the 77th session of the program. We are very willing to work with you to assure that your High School is represented at the program.

Please do not hesitate to address any questions, regarding ALMBS to the point of contact for your area listed in the enclosed materials.

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