Congratulations to Walter Paul of Alamo on his recent election to the office of Cornhusker Boys’ State Governor. Originally from Uganda, Governor-Elect Paul comes to us from Omaha, Nebraska and will be formally sworn into office tomorrow morning in front of the entire delegation. Paul will serve as Governor into June of 2014.
On Friday morning, gubernatorial candidates Jacob Lambert and Walter Paul debated in Kimball Hall, just an hour before the gubernatorial general election. Each candidate voiced their opinion on the various issues facing our state, including agriculture, marijuana regulation, stem cell research, and personal views in politics, among others. Check back later today for the results of this election!
Aaron Wells of Gettsburg asks a question of the candidates
Click HERE, or on the image below to open Friday’s edition of the Cornhusker Boys’ State Bulletin.
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On Thursday evening, United States District Judge John M. Gerrard paid a visit to Cornhusker Boys’ State to talk about the judicial system in the state of Nebraska, and also to administer the oath of office to the Boys’ State Supreme Court Chief Justice, who then gave the oath to other justices. Delegates had the opportunity to ask Gerrard questions, though at many points, he asked the delegates their own questions, curious how they would handle the scenarios they inquired about.
John M. Gerrard
John M. Gerrard and Cornhusker Boys’ State Judicial Branch
On Thursday afternoon, delegates took the week’s competitive spirits to the annual Cornhusker Boys’ State Track Meet, where they were able to compete in running events, jumping events, and throwing events.