Colin Keady and Alec Brown of Alma attended the 78th annual session of Arkansas Boys State sponsored by the Arkansas American Legion last week at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.

The “citizens” of each “Boys State” city and county nominate members of their individual parties to be candidates for the various city and county offices. Elections are held with the citizens conducting their own registration of voters and the actual balloting. Election boards serve at city, county and state elections, according to the laws of each state.

By week’s end “Boys State” has created their own state government including their own governor and staff of state officials, named appointive officers, established the state Supreme Court and other courts, and organized the legislature and all other divisions of government.

Colin was elected as mayor of the city he represented and also a finalist for governor and Boys Nation. Alec was elected sheriff of the county he represented and also chosen as state senator.