Tanner Barry Appointed Chief Justice

Tanner Barry (Center) of Louisville HS – Chief Justice of the Cornhusker Supreme Court

Tanner Barry of Louisville High School was appointed by Governor Anish Amin after Barry and other applicants were elevated by a delegate-led nominating committee. During the week-long camp, Barry and the approximately 50 other Boys State students in the Cornhusker Boys’ State court system attend specialized education and hold mock trials. The pinnacle of the experience is the Friday session at the Nebraska State Capitol, where the Cornhusker Supreme Court hears cases behind the bench in the Supreme Courtroom.

2024 Boys Nation Senators

Grant Ruma of Creighton Prep High School (Omaha) and Nicolai Khots of Elkhorn South HS (Omaha) were selected to represent Cornhusker Boys State at the 2024 American Legion Boys Nation program in Washington, D.C. later this summer. American Legion Boys Nation is a week-long program where high school students participate in a hands-on citizenship experience at the federal level. Participants learn about the federal government and its operations through mock senate sessions, leadership development, and visits to historical landmarks in Washington D.C. There are 50 Boys State programs in America. Each program selects two “Senators” to attend this ultra-competitive camp.

Colby Cameron of Millard North High School and Hunter Warnke of Lincoln East High School were selected as alternate delegates to attend the program in the event that the primary delegates are unable to attend.

Grant Ruma of Creighton Prep HS


Nicolai Khots of Elkhorn South HS

Gubernatorial Debate – 2024

The race to be Governor of the 82nd session of American Legion Cornhusker Boys State is down to two finalists. Grant Ruma of Omaha’s Creighton Prep HS and Luke Glasgow of Omaha’s Millard North won their respective party’s nominations for Governor. The race is now coming to it’s conclusion. The two candidates met for a debate in Hawks Hall on the University of Nebraska campus. The discussion was moderated by Anish Amin, the sitting Governor of the program. The general election will be held on Friday morning.

Go Big Red! Go Big Red!

Nebraska men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg delivered an inspiring message to the delegates of the 2024 Cornhusker Boys’ State. Coach Hoiberg’s message encouraged the young men to focus on consistency and hold themselves to a high standard.

Boys and Girls State College Fair

The college fair at Cornhusker Boys State and Cornhusker Girls State is filled with energy and excitement. Held annually on the University of Nebraska campus, it provides students a valuable opportunity to explore various colleges and universities. Booths line the venue, tended by representatives eager to share information about their institutions. Students browse and engage in conversations, gaining insights into different academic programs, campus cultures, and admission requirements. It’s a practical and informative event that helps students make informed decisions about their future education paths.