Jacob Layton Desselle participated in the American Legion Boys State of Missouri June 15-22 on the campus of the University of Missouri in Warrensburg. Desselle, the son of Rob and Toni Desselle, was selected based on his leadership, citizenship, academics, and character during his junior year at Grain Valley High School. His accomplishments, positions held and awards earned at Boys State include: Citizen of Doniphan City; member of the Federalist Party; City Council, Ward I; athletic director; election judge-county; election judge-municipal; and election judge-state general. He also attended Public Administration School while participating in Boys State. The program is designed to educate and train Missouri’s young leaders in functional citizenship, leadership and government. Nearly 1,000 student leaders build an entire state government in a single week. For more information on Missouri Boys State, call 877-342-5627 or email bettie.rusher@moboysstate.org.