Local students selected for Cornhusker Boys, Girls State
Annual event canceled due to COVID-19 concerns
April 2, 2020
Five area students have been selected to represent local American Legion posts and auxiliaries at Cornhusker Girls and Boys State.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, the students will not have an opportunity to attend the week-long educational sessions, scheduled for May 31 to June 6, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
In a letter to Girls State participates, dated March 20, Nicole Vance, American Legion Auxiliary 2020 Cornhusker Girls State chairman wrote, "You will be receiving a certificate and a 2020 Girls State pin."
She urged participants to include Girls State on their resumé, noting they were chosen to attend the 2020 session.
Approximately 400 delegates were registered to attend this year's session.
Cornhusker Boys State Program Director David Salak wrote, "I can assure you this decision was not reached in haste. We weighed all options but in each case the single deciding factor always came to the health and safety of those in the program.
He reported 374 applications had been submitted for the program. All application fees will be refunded to sponsoring Legion posts.