Thursday afternoon, delegates watched Joe Conrad, a speaker with HIV and AIDS, discuss the issues and concerns with STDs and sexual activity. Below is an article by Jeff Story of Manila Bay.
“The Disadvantages of AIDS and HIV”
With the amount of testosterone flowing through Schramm Hall and Boys State, a speaker discussing STD’s is highly appropriate. As everyone heard, the speaker, Jon Conrad, shared his personal struggle of living with HIV and, later, AIDS. Nothing comes easily for him now, and it’s his goal to educate people about the dangers so they don’t serve the same fate. Conrad has lived with AIDS alone for 19 years of his life.
Although topics mostly centered around HIV and AIDS, other common STD’s in Nebraska were discussed. The issues are not light-hearted, and the facts were thrown out in front of the boys. Some are over-educated on the topic in their schools, so this presentation was just another confirmation of the consequences of pre-marital sex. For others, Conrad’s speech raised much awareness. Sex is a usual conversation piece among teenage males, so showing the negative side was a wise choice.
The wake-up call was naturally how hard it was to tell everyone Conrad loved that he was infected by the incurable disease. How would it feel to tell your girlfriend, family, and other friends that you were infected by HIV? This question and many other thoughts ran through many of the boys’ minds. Hopefully more education like this will yield lower rates of HIV and other STD’s in the future.
- Joe Conrad speaking to delegates
Congratulations to the following people who have won elections and positions in Lincoln County.
County Sheriff: Jack Dodson
County Attorney: Ben Tolliver
County Clerk: Keaton Klein
Clerk of the District Court: Gage Baker and Micah Chvatal
County Treasurer: Joseph Murnan
State Board of Education Members: Luke Castner, Ben Dobson, Brandon Herrick
County Judge: Klayton Kasik
County Superintendent of Public Instruction: Jordan Morrill
Public Defender: Isaac Haahr
Belleau Wood citizens cast their votes
Congratulations to the following people who have won elections and positions in Washington County.
County Sheriff: Travis Willey
County Attorney: Jacob Fischer
Clerk of the District Court: Adam Vogel and Andrew Sheridan
County Treasurer: Brian Cain
State Board of Education Members: Myk Eggleston, Kale Hintz, Luke Korth
County Judge: Cole Bathke
County Superintendent of Public Instruction: Jordan White
Public Defender: Seth Wilson
At the election
At an election earlier today, gubernatorial candidates were selected to represent their party in the general election which will be held tomorrow morning after an hour and a half debate between candidates. Representing the Nationalist Party is Gettysburg citizen Logan Baker, and representing the Federalist Party is Nick “Nick-It” Schreiner of Yorktown. After tomorrow’s election, the winner will be inaugurated at a session on Saturday morning.
Nationalist Logan Baker, Gettysburg
Federalist Nick "Nick-It" Schreiner, Yorktown
Earlier this afternoon, delegates voted in the primary election for state and county offices. Congratulations to the winners of each election.
Lieutenant Governor – Elect: Colton Fales
Colten Fales, Belleau Wood
Secretary of State – Elect: Stephen Woods
Stephen Woods, Valley Forge
State Treasurer – Elect: Seth Skibinski
State Auditor – Elect: Drew Fairchild-Flynn
Attorney General – Elect: Clay Roubal
Clay Roubal, Belleau Wood
Public Service Commissioner – Elects: Aaron Brown, John Gibbs, James Brown, Isaac Hunke, Daniel Trost
All elected officials will be sworn in at a ceremony this evening.