Palmetto Boys State Application is OPEN
Updated: Mar 17
Juniors...Palmetto Boys State Application is OPEN!!!! The American Legion is in the process of selecting the delegates for the 2021 Palmetto Boys State program. Palmetto Boys State will be held in-person, on the Anderson University campus from Sunday, June 13, 2021 until Saturday, June 19, 2021. The young men (currently Juniors in high school) seeking acceptance must have demonstrated leadership in some area of school activities. The objective of the Boys State program is to take young men who have demonstrated leadership in their own communities and train them in practical, democratic principles of government, and actively participate in the organization, election and functions of all three branches of government. How do I apply? Applications are available HERE (only students logged into their R1 account may apply). You need one recommendation from a current or past teacher. You will need to send an email to your chosen teacher and include THIS LINK. Your completed application must be received by 3:15 PM Wednesday, 31 March 2021. When will I know if I have been selected? AC Flora is authorized to nominate three delegates and two alternates to the local American Legion Post. Once a student’s application is received, the School Counseling Office will print a copy of their transcript and test scores to complete the student’s file. The local American Legion Post, with the assistance of Flora faculty and staff members, will review student files. Once scores have been compiled, all applicants will be informed of their status by Tuesday, 13 April 2021. The AC Flora Delegates and Alternates will be forwarded to Boys State for round two of the selection process. Once the delegates are advised by Boys State of their selection, they must register online as soon as possible. Selected delegates who have not completed the full registration within 14 days of receiving the registration via email from Boys State, may be substituted by one of the alternates. How much does it cost? Each delegate will be required to pay the $120.00 registration fee once they have been accepted by Boys State. Information can also be found on the Juniors TEAMS counseling page.