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 The boys of Palmetto Boys State sit on the steps of the South Carolina Statehouse, where they are attending an assembly after parading from Main Street to the Statehouse. 

Column: Palmetto Boys State, where boys become men

My weeklong experience at Boys State, good and bad, taught me that I was definitely not cut out to join the military, would have a hard time trusting wholeheartedly in state-level politics and that there is still a prevalence of latent belief systems and identities in South Carolina.