Fact of the Day (Wednesday)

By: Will Twehous – Valley Forge

OPINION

Nothing is more uplifting than heading outside and basking in a clear blue sky. Throughout the development of the many human cultures around the world it has become common to see that blue sky as symbol goodness and safety. However, the tranquil blue sky is far from a constant on the countless planets in the universe. That leads us to question what causes such a classic feature in our everyday lives. This gives us two places to point our fingers, the first being our sun. The sun emits an extraordinary amount of light every second with the many particles ranging in frequency from across the electromagnetic spectrum (gamma radiation to radio waves). Due to this wide away of variance, the visible light the sun produces is primarily white light, meaning that it is a complication of all the primary colors blended together. When the light reaches earth’s atmosphere it undergoes a process called refraction. This process is similar to trying to drive one’s cars left tires on the road while having one’s right tires pushing through a thick layer of mud. The two surfaces have very different densities and smoothness resulting in a bending in the path your car travels. When the particles of light, called photons, are traveling through space they encounter no resistance to their momentum but once they reach earth’s upper atmosphere, composed primarily of very small particles, they sudden slam into another surface with very different properties than empty space. Once hitting it, the photons of the white light are scattered at different angles into its respective colors and due to size of the atmospheric particles the color that primarily reaches are eyes is the blue light, thus resulting in our familiar blue sky.

Judicial Appointments

2016 CORNHUSKER BOYS’ STATE JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS

Chief Justice

 

Associate Justices

Washington County

Lincoln County

 

District Justices

Wasington County

Lincoln County

Delegates Visit the Nebraska National Guard

On Tuesday evening, delegates had an opportunity to visit the Nebraska National Guard Base in Lincoln.  The tour included a briefing on the National Guard’s mission and an opportunity to experience some exciting equipment.

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Primary Election Results 2016

2016 CORNHUSKER BOYS’ STATE RESULTS OF PRIMARY ELECTION

STATE TICKET

Lieutenant Governor

  • National – Ben Rhodes
  • Federal – John Horner

Secretary of State

  • National – Kenny Bush
  • Federal – John Willey

State Treasurer

  • National – Blake Langmack
  • Federal – Derek Monie

State Auditor

  • National – Aaron Kurpgeweit
  • Federal – Colby Ensz

Attorney General

  • National – Choteau Kammel
  • Federal – Luke Jarecke

Public Service Commissioner

National 

  • Cordell Cade
  • Derek Fisher
  • Tyler Miller
  • Devin Stroh
  • Christopher Van Meter

Federal

  • Garrett Engelhard
  • Samuel Morrill
  • Ryan Patrick
  • Jonah Schmitt
  • Daniel Young

 

Washington County

County Sherrif

  • National – Parker Janicek
  • Federal – Jacob Meyer

County Attorney

  • National – Connor Wiggins
  • Federal – Travis Woodcook

County Clerk

  • National – Connor Wiggins
  • Federal – Michael Douglas

Clerk of the District Court

  • National – Seth McRobert
  • National – Noah Trenhaile
  • Federal – Garrett Caldwell

County Treasurer

  • National – Tanner Chilewski
  • Federal – Ian Coffey

Non-Political

Members of State Board of Education

  • Chris Bentley
  • Zach Diessner
  • Levi Kasten
  • Gene Paulsen
  • Noah Utter
  • Will Wagner

County Judge

  • Shayne Collins
  • Ben Ward

Public Defender

  • Alexander Dack
  • Trevor Dey

Lincoln County

County Sherrif

  • National – Ryan Ochsner
  • Federal – Baxter Beals

County Attorney

  • National – Garrett Skillett
  • Federal – Nathan Spicka

County Clerk

  • National – Jared Stander
  • Federal – Michael Wolfe

Clerk of the District Court

  • National – Dillon Burns
  • National – Nate Sandoz
  • Federal -Warren Wilson
  • Federal – Connor McFayden

County Treasurer

  • National – Mitchell McWilliams
  • Federal – Cordell Walker

Non-Political

Members of State Board of Education

  • Junior Aguilar
  • Aubrey Kroll
  • Cole McReynolds
  • Preston Stuhr

 

County Judge

  • Joshua Seifert
  • Noah Wadleigh

Public Defender

  • Christian Mark Deepe
  • Hunter Ramer

 

 

 

Unicameral and How It Works

Monday morning began with a visit from current Nebraska State Senator for the 29th District, Sen. Kate Bolz. Sen. Bolz shared with Boys’ State delegates on the process of bills becoming laws, hurdles and successes of her career, and answered questions about some of the biggest issues facing Nebraska. The former social worker explained how she is passionate about social issues like education and children welfare. She sits on the Appropriations Committee, which has the important task of developing a budget.

Q&A between Gettysburg delegate and Sen. Bolz

Q&A between Gettysburg delegate and Sen. Bolz

Sen. Bolz was generous to spend over an hour on Monday taking questions from the 49 members of Boys’ State Legislature

Photo courtesy of Unicameral Information Office

District 29 State Sen. Kate Bolz; Photo courtesy of Unicameral Information Office

 

 

 

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