Boys State Yearbook finished

This summer, I spent about a week and a half volunteering at the American Legion Boys State of Kansas program, which is a week-long government and civic leadership camp and simulation for high school juniors entering their senior year.

While there, I was in charge of producing the yearbook for the program. I finished it shortly after State ended on June 11, and now it is printed and delivered to everyone who attended.

Below is a scan of the cover of the yearbook. It is a great recap of the week that was, and I hope for the Staters of this year experienced a truly life-changing experience.

If you want to see pictures and read about KS Boys State, visit

The summer before my senior year of high school I was lucky enough to take part in the American Legion Boys State of Kansas program where I was the editor of the daily newspaper that served the program.

It was a week that changed my life.

I got the journalism bug, and I followed that new passion through college, to writing for various news organizations, to being the editor-in-chief of student publications and a weekly newspaper, to now teaching journalism to high school students.

The cover of the Kansas Boys State Yearbook.
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Todd R. Vogts, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of media at Sterling College in Kansas. Previously, he taught yearbook, newspaper, newsmagazine, and online journalism in various Kansas high schools, and he ran a weekly newspaper in rural Kansas. He continues to freelance as a professional journalist from time to time. Also, Vogts is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), the Journalism Education Association (JEA), and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), among others. He earned his Master Journalism Educator (MJE) certification from JEA in 2022. When he’s not teaching or writing, he runs his mobile disk jockey service and takes part in other entrepreneurial ventures. He can be reached at or via his website at