Dear Boys Stater:
Let me take this opportunity to congratulate you on your being selected to attend the 81st Annual Alabama Boys State. Your selection is proof that you are recognized as a leader and outstanding citizen in your school and in your community. I encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to learn how your state and local governments work at Boys State. The American Legion and the many members of the American Legion have dedicated much of their time, money, and efforts to insure that your Boys State is a success. You are truly being afforded an opportunity to experience democracy at work. Soon you will be one of the leaders of your community, your state, and your nation. Take advantage of this opportunity to better yourself for your future responsibilities in life. You will get out of this experience what you put into it.
Congratulations and best wishes for a successful 2018 Boy State.
Judge O. L. “Pete” Johnson
Director, Alabama Boys State