MSU to welcome Boys State participants May 26

By The Associated Press

STARKVILLE — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker lead a list of speakers for the American Legion’s Boys State on the campus of Mississippi State University this month.

Bryant and Wicker are scheduled to speak on May 29, the fourth day of the annual event that teaches rising seniors about state and local government and the electoral process.

Boys State will meet May 26-June 1 on the Starkville campus.

Other speakers during the week are Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman; U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper, R-Miss.; State Rep. George Flaggs, D-Vicksburg; Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith; State Treasurer Lynn Fitch; U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee, R-Miss.; Attorney General Jim Hood; Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann; State Rep. Toby Barker, R-Hattiesburg; and Lt. John Poulos of the Mississippi Highway Patrol.