Photo/Story Gallery 2003

60th Boys State Held at FSU

 Lt. Colonel Howes, Retired Lt. Williams, Colonel Knight, and Lt. Colonel Gregory, (Back Row) Troopers Hall, Mattiza, FHPA Glover, Williams, Grice & Retired Lt. Knowles.FHP Director Colonel Chris Knight officially opened the 60th annual Florida American Legion Boys State program at Florida State University this week, welcoming over 500 boys to Tallahassee to the annual event sponsored by American Legion posts throughout Florida.

Pictured left are: (Front Row) Lt. Colonel Ken Howes, Retired Lt. Chuck Williams, Colonel Chris Knight, and Lt. Colonel Rick Gregory, (Back Row) Troopers Thomas Hall, Mike Mattiza, FHPA Barrie Glover, Sevine Williams, Doug Grice & Retired Lt. Ken Knowles. Not Pictured: Trooper Ed Johnson and Retired Lt. George Wehrli.

Seventy counselors, including five troopers, three retired FHP Lieutenants, and one FHPA Trooper have volunteered their time to work with this group of selected high school juniors as they learn about our government and citizenship over the next twelve days.

Lt. Williams and Colonel Knight speak at Boys State 2003.Colonel Knight talks to fellow FHP members at the annual event.The Florida Highway Patrol has provided counselors for the Boys State program for the past 60 years – since the beginning – and remains committed to Florida’s Premiere Youth Program.

Pictured left, Lt. Williams (retired) and Colonel Knight speak at Boys State 2003 and right, Colonel Knight talks to fellow FHP members at the annual event.