Students from across Nebraska attend AG’s annual youth conference

570e9cb69730b.imageLINCOLN – Nebraska students attended the 2016 Attorney General’s Youth Conference held at the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln. Fifty-three high school juniors from 36 Nebraska communities participated in the April 12 event.

Students were selected from across the state representing numerous high schools and communities. Applicants submitted a short resume of activities, their favorite Constitutional Amendment, and short essay along with recommendations.

Events of the day included remarks from Attorney General Doug Peterson, lunch at the Governor’s Residence, and a visit with Gov. Pete Ricketts.

“It has been a very encouraging day to spend time with energetic and engaged young people. We will be in capable hands if these students become our future leaders in Nebraska,” Peterson said in a statement.

In addition, participants heard messages from Chief Justice Mike Heavican and Scott Frakes, the Director of the Nebraska Department of Corrections. An overview of the Attorney General’s Office included: a panel discussion by the Bureau Chiefs for the Attorney General’s office, words of wisdom and warning from the Attorney General’s Outreach Coordinator, Ryan Sothan on issues of consumer protection and internet safety and a quick outline of the AGO Mediation Center.

2016-12-13T18:18:32+00:00

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