This evening, the delegates were privileged to a presentation by JoAnne Owens-Nauslar, Ed.D. She gave powerful insights, not only in how to succeed in life, but also in how to live a healthy, fulfilling one as well.
Her information and unstoppable, positive attitude educated and fired-up the boys after a long day’s work.
Elected this afternoon were four leadership positions in the Boys’ State Unicameral:
Speaker: Nick Schreiner
Clerk: Cody Fischer
Sergeant-at-Arms: Alex Wessels
Chaplain: Isaiah Bockelman
There is little doubt that their leadership will guide the Unicameral through a productive week.
This afternoon saw fierce, yet sportsmanlike competition on the fields and courts across the University of Nebraska at Lincoln Campus.
Tonight, members of the Nationalist Party met on the second floor lounge of Schramm Hall. Guided by the expertise of Redcoat Marcus Donner and the insights of Governor Bryce Cain, the delegates set about establishing their key beliefs and stances. Their first order of business, however, was to elect a Chairman and Secretary to lead their meeting. Chosen for the esteemed position of Chairman was Adam Stolzer of Bataan.
Filling the equally prestigious position of Secretary was Nicholas Pease of Bunker Hill.
Their officers having taken command, the delegates began tossing about general ideas on what they wished to stand for and accomplish as a party this week. Among the ideas they discussed were education, healthcare, gun rights, alternative energy, cleaner environment, agricultural subsidies and tax breaks, balancing the budget, legalization of gambling, bringing-in and keeping jobs in Nebraska, supporting the armed forces, international trade, web technologies, life issues, and public safety. Fierce debate ensued between the delegates as each member vied to state his case for the best platform.
In the end, the leadership of Stolzer and Pease, coupled with the guidance of Counselor Donner and Governor Cain, helped the party to overcome many of its members’ differences and construct a solid groundwork. Tomorrow afternoon, the parties will meet in full force to lay the planks atop the foundation laid tonight.
Earlier this evening, sixteen boys came forward with the backing of their parties and towns and formally announced their interest in running for state governor by filing for the ballot. Each boy will campaign for their party’s vote until the Thursday gubernatorial primary, at which point one boy will represent each party, and they will have just one more day to campaign to the whole delegation of Cornhusker Boys’ State. After an hour and a half debate Friday morning, the vote will take place, leaving only one boy to become Boys’ State Governor 2010-2011. Here are the candidates.
Nick Gabriel, Bunker Hill
Andrew Prystai, Valley Forge
Cody Lindley, Yorktown
Logan Baker, Gettysburg
Taylor James, Alamo
Jake Nelson, Manila Bay
Daniel Carlson, Bataan
Steven Craig, Belleau Wood
Peter Lopez, Bunker Hill
Nick "Nickit" Schreiner, Yorktown
Ben Crelin, Gettysburg
AJ Braband, Alamo
Taylor Menke, Manila Bay
Alejandro Ramirez, Manila Bay
Evan Bartels, Bataan
Brennan Costello, Belleau Wood