Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale welcomes delegates

 

Earlier this afternoon, young men from across the state of Nebraska arrived at Harper Hall on the University of Nebraska Lincoln campus to participate in the 73rd annual session of Cornhusker Boys’ State. These delegates bring their diverse backgrounds and interests to the table in hopes of creating a stable state government and having rewarding personal experiences. Upon arrival, delegates were ushered to the opening ceremonies held at Kimball Hall on the UNL campus.

The opening ceremonies consisted of several brief speeches, but began with the ceremonial bell that opens and closes each session of Cornhusker Boys’ State. Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale delivered the Welcome Message, followed by the swearing in of Cornhusker Boys’ State Governor Carrick Perlinger and his address to new delegates. Afterward, Robert Leddy presented his experiences at the American Legion’s 2012 Boys’ Nation in Washington D.C. to the delegates who are all candidates for the same honor this year.

 

Delegates arrive

 

Harper Hall

 

Counselor Jacob Spangler greets delegates

 

Manila Bay attire

 

Saying goodbye to family

 

Dave Salak addresses delegates

 

Governor Carrick Perlinger delivers inaugural address

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