Jacob Dibbern has been selected by the American Legion Post 272 and Ag Valley Coop to attend The American Legion Cornhusker Boys’ State, with Quinten Phillips selected as the alternate.
Jacob Dibbern will join nearly 400 other high school juniors from across Nebraska participating in the American Legion Cornhusker Boys’ State, June 2-8, 2013, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln downtown campus. The annual citizenship program, sponsored by the Nebraska American Legion, is designed to provide youths with a better understanding of how city, county and state governments operate. Each boy is sponsored locally by an American Legion Post, or by some other patriotic, civic, fraternal or religious group in cooperation with the local American Legion Post.
American Legion Cornhusker Boys’ State is set up as a functional “51st state” and each boy learns how government subdivisions operate by actually doing the job. Participants will campaign for offices, hold elections, take part in band and chorus, compete in athletics, and be involved in other varied activities a part of the citizenship training program. They will set up their own state government and draft bills.
Special lectures and addresses will be delivered by experienced public officials and professional leaders including Governor Dave Heineman and Supreme Court Chief Justice John M. Gerrard. National acclaimed motivational speaker JoAnne Owens-Nauslar is also scheduled to address the group.