An annual tradition at Boys’ State is the Friday trip to the state capitol. The legislature debates in the Warner chambers, the judicial branch hears cases behind the bench in the supreme courtroom, and delegates meet senators for a unicameral update. Additionally, a highlight is exploring the magnificent capitol building and catching a view from the observatory.
Eight Cornhusker Boys’ State delegates were named “Outstanding Citizens” during the 2017 graduation ceremony. The outstanding citizen medal is awarded to one delegate from each boys state town. This award is particularly special because the winners are selected by a vote of their peers. Congratulations to the winners.
Bunker Hill – Philip Turner of Lincoln (Pius X)
Valley Forge – Riley Knust of Plymouth (Tri County Schools)
Yorktown – Josef Stevens of Norfolk
Gettysburg – Daniel Fu of Omaha (Millard North)
Alamo – Nicholas Koehler of Omaha (Central)
Manila Bay – Jonathan Copley of Offut AFB
Bataan – Noah Keck of Crete
Belleau Wood – Kevin Downs of Kearney
The Cornhusker Boys’ State Supreme Court was in session in the Nebraska State Supreme Courtroom at the State Capitol. In order to become a member of the judiciary, a CBS citizen must generally be appointed by the sitting Boys’ State Governor.
Citizens seeking a judicial appointment to either the Supreme Court or one of the two District Courts must appear before a nominating committee, typically comprised of each pair of candidates (Nationalist and Federalist) for high political office who survive the primary election. The nominating committee forwards it recommendations to the Governor for final appointment. Once appointed, members of the judiciary are formally sworn-in by a member of the Nebraska Supreme Court. In addition, the Cornhusker Boys’ State Supreme Court traditionally participates in a mock case within the dignified courtroom of the Nebraska Supreme Court.
The results of the 2017 Boys State general election are final (exept for Governor which is determined Friday afternoon). Congratulations to all the winners.
Lt. Governor – Kevin Downs
Secretary of State – Jose Vazquez
State Treasurer – Kaleb Kindler
State Auditor – Nathan Weidner
Attorney General – Alexander Fairchild-Flynn
Public Service Commissioners
- Jared Baumert
- Isaac Stallbaumer
- Jacob French
- Paxton Myers
- Garet Savick
Sherrif – Philip Turner
Attorney – Kade Bose
Clerk – Travis Doerr
Clerk of the District Court – none
County Treasurer – Brett Peterson
Sheriff – Dylan Wieneke
Attorney – Tanner Rowe
Clerk – Noah Anderson
Clerk of the District Court – Jaden Himmelberg & Benjamin Clark
County Treasurer – William Turner
The 2017 track meet came down to the last event this year, the 4×400 meter relay. Prior to the race Yorktown (Orange) had a 6 point lead. Manila Bay’s strong 4×400 performance earned them the narrow victory. Congrats to the men in green!