You never know what you’ll see at a Boys State talent show. We’ve seen Elvis impersonation, Rubix cube solving demonstrations, piano, comedy, guitars, singing, and other interesting talents. The 2022 edition featured some piano, trumpeter, singing guitarist, comedy skit, and vocalists.
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.
Vikram S Menon from Omaha’s Millard North High School was elected as the 80th Governor of American Legion Cornhusker Boys’ State. Vikram is a citizen of the Boys’ State town of Gettysburg.
Menon opposed Omaha Central’s Joshua King in the general election. King proudly represented the Boys’ State town of Bataan.
Congratulations to both of these fine young men!
A highlight of Boys State is the traditional Wednesday joint session with Cornhusker Girls State. The atmosphere is electric and the band and chorus provide excellent entertainment. This year, Governor Pete Ricketts was a keynote speaker at the event. In addition, Husker volleyball coach John Cook and Husker women’s basketball coach Amy Williams also shared a message with our delegates.
Dr. Joanne Owens- Nauslar, a Cornhusker Boys’ and Girl’s State institution, once again dominated the main stage in impressive fashion! For over two decades, “Dr. Jo” has delivered the message that “elements of wellbeing include health and humor.” She also points out that “the flight attendant reminds us to secure our own masks first before we help others. Therefore, healthy and active living should be daily priorities!”
Dr. Jo’s keynote address is traditionally a joint session with Boys’ and Girl’s State. What a great way to start the week!