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Here is the link for the June 2019 KBS Newsletter

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Here is the link for the January 2019 KBS Newsletter

Here is the link for the October 2018 KBS Newsletter


Thursday, October 4, 2018

Dr. Trzop,

Thank you for your patience with us as we developed a process to award college credit for participation in Boy’s State.

Boy’s State 

1.    Any participant in Boy’s State at CU who wishes to receive academic credit for participation must complete an application for admission. 

2.    The application and documentation from Boy’s State verifying the participant’s completion of the program wil be submitted to the Office of Enrollment.

3.    A transcript will be created for participating students with credit for POL 122 State and Kentucky Government. The grade will be Satisfactory for those completing the program. A letter grade would not be possible as there is no graded work or demonstration of level of competency.

4.    The student may use the credit toward a program of study at CU or transfer the credit to other schools. As always, it would be determined by the receiving schools whether or not the credit would be accepted and how it would be used in a program of study there. 

Thank you again for your patience and we look forward to having Boy’s State at CU again next summer.

Jeanette Parker, PhD

Professor of Psychology

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Campbellsville University

1 University Drive, UPO 842

Campbellsville, KY 42718

2016: Kentucky Boys State represented at Admiral Kimmel dedication in Western Kentucky. Parvin Gibbs, Trace Colson, Dr. West, Brian S. RoyDuncan A. Taylor, State Senator Ridley, Randy Teague, and Stevie Ray.



2016 Radio Gitmo: Skipper Culpepper with DR. Pete Trzop and Job Beach


Kentucky Monthly Article in 2016





Dr Pete Trzop presents at the National American Legion Combined Youth Conference.View Presentation


Dr Pete Trzop presents at the National American Legion Combined Youth Conference. http://www.kentucky.com/2015/06/29/3923473/education-news-of-interest-in.html


Dixie Heights student meets Gov. Beshear, selected for national program


Dixie Heights senior Casmir Thornberry has been selected to represent his school and his state at Boys Nation in Washington, D.C., July 18-25. http://www.legion.org/boysnation

Thornberry also had the opportunity to meet Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear on Thursday, June 12.

Thornberry attended Boys State at the Wendell Ford Training Base in Greenville, KY last week. He applied, was selected, and was sponsored by a local business and the American Legion Post in Latonia.

The students stay on an active military base and become part of the operation of local, county and state government. They form separate cities and political parties then they hold elections and cabinet members are elected. There are around 100 boys from schools throughout Kentucky attending. They are separated into barracks and each barracks represents a city. It’s a crash course in government in which they will take a test at the end and have the opportunity to receive college credit.

Casmir decided to run for Governor (the highest office). He had to develop a platform and write/give speeches. He won the primary against four opponents, receiving 38 of 40 votes casted. He won the general election, receiving almost 90 votes, an overwhelming majority. He selected Cabinet members and traveled to Frankfort to meet with Gov. Beshear.

More information on the program is available at:



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