Cornhusker Boys, Girls County Government Day


Sarpy County Public Defender Tom Strigenz gives students an overview of Sarpy County government during the 75th Cornhusker Boys and Girls County Government Day in the Sarpy County Boardroom on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. (Courtesy Sarpy County)
Sarpy County

Officials from Sarpy County hosted 64 high school students on Tuesday, Oct. 8, for the annual Cornhusker Boys and Girls County Government Day.

It is the 75th anniversary of the program, which is sponsored by the American Legion. The day gives students an opportunity to learn about civic responsibility.

Participants came from the Bellevue, Papillion-La Vista, Gretna and Springfield Platteview community schools, according to Sarpy County’s Facebook page, facebook.com/sarpycounty.

A proclamation by the Sarpy County Board of Commissioners recalls how Nebraska Chief Justice Robert G. Simmons proposed the concept that became Cornhusker Boys and Girls County Government Day because “good government and good citizenship has to start at home.”

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