HIV Presentation

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

Lincoln County Officials Elected

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

Washington County Officials Elected

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

Gubernatorial Candidates Selected for General 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

General Election Results (State Offices)

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.