The University of Central Missouri is hosting the 76th annual session of the American Legion Missouri Boys State which started June 13 and goes through the 20th on the Warrensburg campus. Nearly 1,000 young men from across the state are participating in the week-long leadership and training program. The participants have completed their junior year in high school and have distinguished themselves as leaders in their high school and community.
Tonight on KMOS-TV…A Strong and Active Faith on the Roosevelts: An Intimate History. Frail and failing but determined to see the war through to victory, FDR wins re-election and begins planning for a peaceful postwar world, but a cerebral hemorrhage kills him at 63. After her husband’s death, Eleanor Roosevelt proves herself a shrewd politician and a skilled negotiator in her own right, as well as a champion of civil rights, civil liberties and the United Nations. When she dies in 1962, she is mourned everywhere as the First Lady of the World. That’s tonight at 7 p.m. on KMOS-TV.
Central Missouri added 107 names to the remainder of the MIAA academic awards. The conference announced the Newcomer Academic Awards, as well as the Academic Excellence Award. UCM saw 88 student-athletes added to the MIAA Honor Roll along with two Scholar Athletes and 17 recipients of the Academic Excellence Award. The Academic Excellence Award is given to student-athletes across all classes who earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average. The 17 Academic Excellence Award recipients matches the total from 2013-14.