Town Historians Dig Up Past

The 77th session of Boys State is beginning a new program – to uncover the past. At least one citizen from each of the 8 towns are known as the Historians and have began looking at their town’s namesake. The historians will also be conducting interviews with current staters and alumni. If you have an idea for a story for them, please find your town Historian. Find out the history of your town.

Historian Tom Lundberg of Belleau Wood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gov. Ricketts Addresses Boys’, Girl’s State

Wednesday marked the second joint session between Boys’ and Girl’s States. To kick off the session, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts addressed the delegates, speaking about issues ranging from the recent repeal of the death penalty to the economic developments that promise to move our state forward. Ricketts underscored his focus on creating a Nebraska fosters, retains, and attracts the best young talent from all around the world.

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Also making an appearance at the Wendesday night session were key members of the University of Nebraska Athletic Department, including basketball coach Tim Miles, volleyball coach John Cook, and members of the University’s softball team.

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Rounding out the program was a joint band and choral concert, conducted by Dr. Peter Eklund and Jim Kucera, director of bands at Waverly High School in Waverly, Nebraska.

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Twitter Challenged…Accepted!

While the citizens of Cornhusker Boys’ State were being educated by the Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court, Mike Heavican, a challenge was issued by Louisiana Boys’ State (@LABoysState) The tweet, below, challenges Kansas Boys’ State, Cornhusker Boys’ State, and Alabama Boys’ State on who has the best Boys’ State program.

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A Premier Nebraska Leadership Experience decided to respond with anthem of the Big Red State. Enjoy! Tweet us and let you know how you feel about @HuskerBoysState