A week to shape a lifetime starts now. The 78th annual session of Cornhusker Boys’ State began on Sunday when 379 delegates from across the state arrived in Lincoln. Boys’ State is a citizenship and leadership experience for high school juniors. The delegates will form and operate local and state governments. In addition to the government simulation experience, “staters” will discuss current issues in society, participate in athletic and fine arts activities, and make new friends. At the end of the week, one delegate will be elected Governor of Cornhusker Boys State and two delegates will be selected to be senators at Boys Nation in Washington DC.
Cornhusker Boys’ State is sponsored by the Nebraska Department of the American Legion.