Nick Reikofski recounts Boys' State experience

LINCOLN — On the week of June 3rd-9th, more than 400 boys from across the state gathered in Lincoln on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus for the 78th annual Cornhusker Boys’ State. The slogan Cornhusker Boys’ State adopted for the week is “A week to change a lifetime”, and they sure didn’t fail to abide by their quote. When I first arrived on Sunday, I met all the kids I would be spending my week closely with. We would all be a part of the town of Manila Bay.

There are eight different towns to be a part of at Boys’ State, and each one is named after a battle the United States was a part of, such as Gettysburg and Yorktown. Members in my town ranged from all over the state and from different schools, from Omaha Westside and Creighton Prep to Elgin and, of course, Osmond. Although we all came from different sized schools and different towns and cities, we all got along together really well and all became very good friends, which is a fantastic part of Cornhusker Boys’ State.


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