Grant Ruma Elected Governor

Grant Ruma of Creighton Prep High School, 2024 Governor of Cornhusker Boys’ State

Grant Ruma of Ft. Calhoun and Omaha’s Creighton Prep High School was elected the governor of Cornhusker Boys State 2024. He is a citizen of the Boys State town of Yorktown. Congratulations on a well-run campaign! Also, congratulations to the runner-up, Luke Glasgow of Omaha’s Millard North High School. Governor Ruma was sworn in at the Saturday graduation ceremony, where outgoing Governor

2023 Governor Anish Amin of Millard North stepped down in a peaceful transition of power.


L to R Cornhusker Boys’ State President Doug Boldt, Grant Ruma, Luke Glasgow, Governor Jim Pillen

Pre-Primary Meetings & Campaigning

At Cornhusker Boys State, high school juniors from across Nebraska engage in a week-long immersion in civic education and political engagement. One of the program’s most exciting aspects is the campaign process, where students vie for elected positions, including governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general. Through spirited campaigning, passionate advocacy, and Election Day anticipation, delegates experience firsthand the democratic process in action.

Beyond the thrill of the campaign, Cornhusker Boys State offers a comprehensive exploration of citizenship and leadership. Delegates participate in workshops, interact with elected officials, and develop a deeper understanding of civic responsibility. This transformative experience equips young leaders with the skills and insights needed to make a meaningful impact in their communities and beyond.

Governor Vikram Menon

Vikram S Menon from Omaha’s Millard North High School was elected as the 80th Governor of American Legion Cornhusker Boys’ State. Vikram is a citizen of the Boys’ State town of Gettysburg.

Menon opposed Omaha Central’s Joshua King in the general election. King proudly represented the Boys’ State town of Bataan.

Congratulations to both of these fine young men!