Supreme Court Hears Cases

The Cornhusker Boys’ State Supreme Court was in session on Friday to hear three cases. One case was heard during the morning session and the final two cases were heard in the afternoon in the Supreme Court Chamber at the Nebraska State Capitol.


County District Courts Hear Cases

Court was in session today in the Troiolia and Suchy County District Courts. Following a day of research and preparation, each County Court heard three cases.

In Troiolia County District Court, District Judges Connor Janda (Alamo) and Logan Eggen (Alamo) with County Judge Lucas Bargen (Alamo) ruled on three cases.

In Suchy County District Court, District Judges Issac Hagen (Gettysburg) and Elio Nila (Gettysburg) with County Judge Henry Kumm (Gettysburg) ruled on three cases.

Additional proceedings will be heard by the State Supreme Court on Friday.

Judicial Committees Select Justices

On Tuesday, June 6 the judicial process kicked off as the Boys’ State Judicial Committees convened to review candidates seeking appointments for District Judge and for the State Supreme Court. Following committee interviews, finalist met with the Governor of Boys’ State for final selections. Final appointments are listed below.


2023 Cornhusker Boys’ State Final Judicial Appointments

Chief Justice

Regan D. vonRentzell – Bunker Hill

Associate Justices – Suchy County

Zachary Araujo – Gettysburg

Cooper Morgan – Yorktown

Gunnar Santelman – Bunker Hill

Associate Justices – Troiola County

Trenton James Carrizales – Manila Bay

Karson J. Peterson – Alamo

Charles Palmer – Belleau Wood

District Judges – Suchy County

Issac Hagen – Gettysburg

Elio A. Nila – Gettysburg

District Judges – Troiola County

Connor Janda – Alamo

Logan Eggen – Alamo


On Wednesday, June 7 the judicial program resumed as attorneys were assigned cases. Judges and attorneys then began researching and preparing for cases to be heard in the Suchy and Troiola County Courts.

Supreme Court in a Grand Setting

The Cornhusker Boys’ State Supreme Court held hearings in the Supreme Court chambers at the Nebraska state capitol. This mock trial is the capstone of the Boys’ State judicial program.