Each year, eight Boys State towns compete for the coveted Town Championship trophy. Towns earn points during the week for various achievements. The big reveal happens during the graduation ceremony at Kimball Hall. Director Salak read the town names in order, starting with 8th place. The tension was palpable. When the final name was revealed, the men in red were throwing high-fives. Their fellow boys’ staters offered them respectful applause in appreciation of their efforts.
The 2022 town champion of American Legion Cornhusker Boys State is ALAMO!
Athletics at Cornhusker Boys’ State has a proud tradition. Each town fields a team in basketball, flag football, sand volleyball, and softball. At the end of pool play, teams will be seeded in a championship tournament.
Last night each city elected five members to serve on their school board. Today, delegates attended an educational workshop to learn about how school boards work and to discuss current issues facing school districts. Marsha Herring of the Nebraska State School Boards Association gave an interactive presentation covering procedures, regulations, and hot topics in the world of education. She addressed several topics with the new board members asking, “what do you think a school board should do?” Mrs. Herring serves 1700 school board members across Nebraska providing them education and support.
Following the workshop, delegates will hold their own school board meetings to practice what they’ve learned.
By: Dash Wedergren
Party leaders in the Alamo Nationalist wing convened with standout Alamo candidates for an assessment of strengths and coverage of positions late Monday night. After taking extensive notes on prominent candidates from other Towns in the previous night’s platform meeting, Alamo representatives met with representatives from Yorktown. The meeting yielded an Alamo endorsement of Yorktown’s Lieutenant Governor candidate and Yorktown’s support for several lower level Alamo candidates. Nicholas McConnell, a leader in the Alamo-Yorktown negotiations commented, “We value the bilateral negotiation we drafted with Yorktown and will be looking for more opportunities to cross-endorse in the future.”
City election results are in! Here are the winners of the Alamo elections.
Mayor: Dominic Naughtin
City Council: Nicholas McConnell, Zachary Dietrich, Alex Hagerbaumer, Hayes Oswald, Brady Brockhaus
County Supervisor: Isaac Woita
School Board: Shayden Neptune, Zane Goldfish, William Turner, Dalton Tremayne, Preston Rice
Senators: Nicholas Koehler, William Stout, Alexander Porter, Samuel Johnson, Grant Hallstrom, Isaac Stallbaumer