78th Governor of CBS is Jacob Mason

Jacob Mason of Firth, NE elected Governor of Cornhusker Boys’ State...

Talent Show 2018

Elvis was in the building!

Husker Coaches Visit Boys & Girls State

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Dr. Jo Steals the Show

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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....
” A week that shapes a lifetime”

” A week that shapes a lifetime”

“A week that shapes a lifetime.” It is near impossible to say one significant event can change your life. To have the audacity to make that claim you need the ability to back that claim up. Without a doubt, the staff of Boys’ State believes that they...
Senators, Start Your Engines

Senators, Start Your Engines

The Cornhusker Boys State Unicameral Legislature is back in session.  Forty nine delegates were elected to serve as senators.  Senators will debate legislation throughout the week and have an opportunity to conduct business in the historic Warner Chambers at the...
Singing Staters

Singing Staters

The Cornhusker Boys State choir held it’s first rehearsal.

Local Election Results 2018

Local Election Results 2018

Cities held elections to establish local government. On Monday, the newly elected officials will attend workshops to learn about their positions and hold official meetings.

Governor Knust Welcomes Delegates to 2018 Session

Governor Knust Welcomes Delegates to 2018 Session

Hello all! My name is Riley Knust and, as the serving Governor, it is my pleasure and privilege to welcome you to Cornhusker Boys State 2018. Going into Boys State last year, I didn’t really know what to expect. All I knew is that I’d play some sports, maybe run for...

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The Importance of Historians

The Importance of Historians

One of the most amazing aspects of Cornhusker Boys’ State is the opportunity that the young men have to take a break from politics and participate in either sports or news writing. This down time reminds the boys that not everything has to be about politics and having...

Athletics: Why They Matter at Cornhusker Boys State

Athletics: Why They Matter at Cornhusker Boys State While at Boys State, young men apply themselves in different ways but athletics allow some of them to show their skills no matter how loud or quiet they are. Athletics have been around since the conception of Boys...

Boys State Program Changes Throught the Years

By Tony Maras & Dustin Hovanec Boys State has been a premier leadership camp ever since its founding in 1935 by two Illinois legionnaires, Hayes Kennedy and Harold Card. This program was created in response to the founding and growth of the socialist Young...
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Bataan, a wonderland for the outgoing

Coming from Lincoln, Nebraska, I have grown accustomed to being around a large variety of people, with different interests, backgrounds, etc. etc.; however, going to Northeast High School, it did not prepare me for what I have experienced here so far. The registration...

Governor Knust Welcomes Delegates to 2018 Session

Hello all! My name is Riley Knust and, as the serving Governor, it is my pleasure and privilege to welcome you to Cornhusker Boys State 2018. Going into Boys State last year, I didn’t really know what to expect. All I knew is that I’d play some sports, maybe run for...
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