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The Courts Are In Session

Delegates begin the judicial simulation experience.

A Week To Shape A Lifetime Starts…NOW!

Boys State is back in a big way! 379 students from across Nebraska arrived in Lincoln and are off to a fast start.

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Boys’ State Court in Session

Boys’ State Court in Session

By: Logan Becher Citizens of Cornhusker Boys’ State tried their hand at presenting actual court cases being debated on in the Supreme Court during a session on Thursday. In this session, Staters were split into groups to decide which case they would be...
A Race for Governor

A Race for Governor

By: Logan Thomas Everyone knows that there has been an extremely intense race for the chance to become the 2018 Boys’ State governor. This race picked up significantly on Thursday when all of the candidates for each party gathered and tried to win the vote of their...
An Interview with Scott Day

An Interview with Scott Day

By: Ryan Wall Today at the track meet, Co-Chief Counselor Scott Day was interviewed about his experience at Boys’ State over his 26 years at the program, both as an attendee and counselor. The first experience he had at Boys’ State was when he attended in 1992....
Nebraskan Economy of Today

Nebraskan Economy of Today

By: Michael Steele Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley started his career in Nebraskan Politics running for Senator. Eighteen years later, he is now our state’s Lt. Governor. During the 2018 Boys’ and Girls’ State Lt. Governor Foley came to discuss some...
Party Leaders Visit Boys State

Party Leaders Visit Boys State

Jane Kleeb of the Nebraska Democratic Party and Kenny Zoeller of the Nebraska Republican Party made presentations to Boys and Girls State.  Following their remarks, they answered questions from the delegates.  Each shared planks of their party’s platform and...
Statewide Campaign Tour

Statewide Campaign Tour

Candidates for state and county offices “toured” the state in advance of the primary election

Nationalists & Federalists?

Nationalists & Federalists?

Cornhusker Boys State is randomly divided into two political parties, Nationalists and Federalists.  The two parties start with a blank platform.  Party members work to adopt “planks” of the platform at their conventions.  Following the  party conventions,...
Drones At Boys State

Drones At Boys State

Professor Matthew Waite of the UNL College of Journalism’s Drone Lab visited Boys State on Monday.  Professor Waite touched on issues of privacy, regulation, and applications for drone technology....

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Boys’ State Court in Session

Boys’ State Court in Session

By: Logan Becher Citizens of Cornhusker Boys’ State tried their hand at presenting actual court cases being debated on in the Supreme Court during a session on Thursday. In this session, Staters were split into groups to decide which case they would be...
A Race for Governor

A Race for Governor

By: Logan Thomas Everyone knows that there has been an extremely intense race for the chance to become the 2018 Boys’ State governor. This race picked up significantly on Thursday when all of the candidates for each party gathered and tried to win the vote of their...
An Interview with Scott Day

An Interview with Scott Day

By: Ryan Wall Today at the track meet, Co-Chief Counselor Scott Day was interviewed about his experience at Boys’ State over his 26 years at the program, both as an attendee and counselor. The first experience he had at Boys’ State was when he attended in 1992....
Nebraskan Economy of Today

Nebraskan Economy of Today

By: Michael Steele Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley started his career in Nebraskan Politics running for Senator. Eighteen years later, he is now our state’s Lt. Governor. During the 2018 Boys’ and Girls’ State Lt. Governor Foley came to discuss some...
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Alumni Impact

Ben Blumenthal, Nobel Rai, and Nathan Franz Boys State is a truly unique experience where one week can change a lifetime. While hundreds of go-getters are admitted each year, some Cornhusker Boys State alumni have proven themselves to be especially remarkable,...

Boys’ State Court in Session

By: Logan Becher Citizens of Cornhusker Boys’ State tried their hand at presenting actual court cases being debated on in the Supreme Court during a session on Thursday. In this session, Staters were split into groups to decide which case they would be...

A Race for Governor

By: Logan Thomas Everyone knows that there has been an extremely intense race for the chance to become the 2018 Boys’ State governor. This race picked up significantly on Thursday when all of the candidates for each party gathered and tried to win the vote of their...

An Interview with Scott Day

By: Ryan Wall Today at the track meet, Co-Chief Counselor Scott Day was interviewed about his experience at Boys’ State over his 26 years at the program, both as an attendee and counselor. The first experience he had at Boys’ State was when he attended in 1992....

Nebraskan Economy of Today

By: Michael Steele Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley started his career in Nebraskan Politics running for Senator. Eighteen years later, he is now our state’s Lt. Governor. During the 2018 Boys’ and Girls’ State Lt. Governor Foley came to discuss some...

Kate Bolz State Legislator Speaks at Boys’ State

By: David O’Connell The main purpose of Boys’ State is for young men to learn about how the government works in the state of Nebraska. This idea finally started to appear early on the first morning in the weekly schedule when guest speaker Kate Bolz,...

A Third Choice?

By: Ryan Secord Most Nebraskans know nothing beyond our two party system, hence why the Libertarians only have 13,500 members enrolled. While the party is the fastest growing in the state, it is far from having any mainstream appeal. Gene Siadek, the treasurer for the...
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