Evan Jolley Elected 79th Governor of Cornhusker Boys State

Millard North student elected by peers to serve as governor.

Governor Pete Ricketts Visits Boys State

The Governor addressed the delegates and answered their questions at mid-week session.

Let the Fun Begin

The 2019 session of Cornhusker Boys’ State is off to a great start!

Interview with 1987 CBS Governor John Maisch

1987 CBS Governor and Boys Nation Senator John Maisch reflects on his experience at Boys’ State.

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Party Leaders Visit Boys State

Party Leaders Visit Boys State

Jane Kleeb of the Nebraska Democratic Party and Kenny Zoeller of the Nebraska Republican Party made presentations to Boys and Girls State.  Following their remarks, they answered questions from the delegates.  Each shared planks of their party’s platform and...
Statewide Campaign Tour

Statewide Campaign Tour

Candidates for state and county offices “toured” the state in advance of the primary election

Nationalists & Federalists?

Nationalists & Federalists?

Cornhusker Boys State is randomly divided into two political parties, Nationalists and Federalists.  The two parties start with a blank platform.  Party members work to adopt “planks” of the platform at their conventions.  Following the  party conventions,...
Drones At Boys State

Drones At Boys State

Professor Matthew Waite of the UNL College of Journalism’s Drone Lab visited Boys State on Monday.  Professor Waite touched on issues of privacy, regulation, and applications for drone technology....
” A week that shapes a lifetime”

” A week that shapes a lifetime”

“A week that shapes a lifetime.” It is near impossible to say one significant event can change your life. To have the audacity to make that claim you need the ability to back that claim up. Without a doubt, the staff of Boys’ State believes that they...
Senators, Start Your Engines

Senators, Start Your Engines

The Cornhusker Boys State Unicameral Legislature is back in session.  Forty nine delegates were elected to serve as senators.  Senators will debate legislation throughout the week and have an opportunity to conduct business in the historic Warner Chambers at the...

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The Importance of Historians

The Importance of Historians

One of the most amazing aspects of Cornhusker Boys’ State is the opportunity that the young men have to take a break from politics and participate in either sports or news writing. This down time reminds the boys that not everything has to be about politics and having...
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Bataan, a wonderland for the outgoing

Coming from Lincoln, Nebraska, I have grown accustomed to being around a large variety of people, with different interests, backgrounds, etc. etc.; however, going to Northeast High School, it did not prepare me for what I have experienced here so far. The registration...

Governor Knust Welcomes Delegates to 2018 Session

Hello all! My name is Riley Knust and, as the serving Governor, it is my pleasure and privilege to welcome you to Cornhusker Boys State 2018. Going into Boys State last year, I didn’t really know what to expect. All I knew is that I’d play some sports, maybe run for...
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