Deputy Secretary of State, Wayne Bena, had a conversation with delegates on the topic of elections in Nebraska. Dep. Secretary Bena covered a range of issues from election process, changes in voter ID requirements, common misconceptions regarding elections/voting, the need for poll volunteers, early voting, and other current issues in society regarding election security and confidence in elections.
Thank you to the Secretary of State’s office for your support of the Boys State program.
Boys’ and Girls State delegates had the opportunity to visit with area college representatives at the Cornhusker Boys’ and Girl’s State college fair. This year we had 17 institutions represented.
Today, the delegates at Boys’ State engaged in a “Courageous Conversation About Race” session at Hawks Hall. The interactive session was an encouraging discussion about leadership and valuing the contributions and experiences of others. The students were encouraged to move out of their comfort zone and grow relationships and understanding with people of different cultural backgrounds. The speakers were the former Mayor of Lincoln, Don Wesely, Judi Gaiabshkibos of the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs, and Thomas Christie of Lincoln Public Schools.
The last full day of Cornhusker Boys’ State includes a trip to the state capitol for the Boys State Unicameral Legislature. Traditionally, sessions are held in the historic Warner Chambers. Due to construction in 2022, the session was held in Hearing Room 1525.