ALJBS 2021: No parents/families
Due to the ongoing precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic and per our latest posted COVID protocols this year's graduation ceremony will not be open to parents, families or visitors. A final Assembly will take place at approximately 1:30 pm in the Alumni Gym on Friday, June 25, 2021.
Early release will be made only in an emergency, accident or illness. Requests to leave early for other reasons will not be considered. The Boys State pin, diploma and yearbook will be given out to the delegates only at the final city meeting held back at the city location after the graduation ceremony. Therefore, it is assumed that all boys who are accepted and report for American Legion Jersey Boys State, and have signed the back of the "Permit to Check-in" form, along with their parents, understand that they will not be permitted to leave Boys State before the end of the program on Friday at approximately 4:30pm.
A Final Retreat Ceremony will be conducted during which time the Eaton Best County and Howell Best City awards will be announced. This event will be followed by the final general assembly where the Keynote Speaker will address the statesmen, announcement of Boys Nation Senators, various awards, a final band concert and Special Flag Ceremony in the Alumni Gym beginning at 1:30pm. Upon completion of the General Assembly, statesmen will proceed back to their dorms where they will pick up their ALJBS pin and graduation certificate, and receive final thoughts from their City Counselors. These small ceremonies back at the cities will end at approximately 4:30 pm.
ALJBS 2021: Final details on check-out procedures will be posted to our main website www.aljbs.org 48 hours prior to graduation. Thank you for your patience.