The Nebraska Attorney General's Youth Conference
2019 Youth Conference Participants
The 2019 Attorney General’s Youth Conference was held on April 16th at the Nebraska State Capitol and attended by 56 high school juniors from across the state representing 33 Nebraska communities. Students from across the state were selected from a pool of applicants who submitted a brief resume of activities, a short essay on a selected Constitutional Amendment, and personal recommendations.
During the conference, students examined all three branches of government with representatives providing their unique perspective and overview. Events of the day included remarks and discussions led by Attorney General Peterson, lunch at the Governor’s Residence, and a visit with Lt. Governor Foley. In addition, participants heard messages from Nebraska Supreme Court Justice Jonathan Papik and Senator Suzanne Geist, representative of District 25-Lincoln.
Students engaged in a mock bill debate and oral arguments. They received an overview of the Attorney General’s Office featuring a panel discussion by the Bureau Chiefs from the Attorney General’s Office and an exploration of online safety hosted by the Attorney General’s Outreach Coordinator, Ryan Sothan.
Nebraska Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest
1st Place Winner
Artwork by 2019 Nebraska Poster Contest Winner, Ericka Larsen of Burwell, Nebraska
Each year, in recognition of National Missing Children’s Day, the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office invites 5th graders from across the state to participate in a poster competition. The winner of the state competition will be submitted to a national competition with the U.S. Department of Justice.
2nd Place Winner
Artwork by Allie Nelson of Gordon, Nebraska
3rd Place Winner
Artwork by Ian Haremza of North Platte, Nebraska