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Students debate foreign policy at Capitol Forum

 

The 11th annual Nebraska Capitol Forum on America’s Future was held at the State Capitol. The event, sponsored by the Nebraska Humanities Council and Secretary of State Gale, offered Nebraska high school students the opportunity to consider and debate American foreign policy issues. Ninety students from 21 schools registered for the event. Pictured is the group assembled in the Warner Chamber for one of the sessions.

The 11th annual Nebraska Capitol Forum on America’s Future was held at the State Capitol. The event, sponsored by the Nebraska Humanities Council and Secretary of State Gale, offered Nebraska high school students the opportunity to consider and debate American foreign policy issues. Ninety students from 21 schools registered for the event. Pictured is the group assembled in the Warner Chamber for one of the sessions.



State Sen. Bill Avery of Lincoln talks to students at the luncheon held at the Governor’s Mansion.

State Sen. Bill Avery of Lincoln talks to students at the luncheon held at the Governor’s Mansion.



Students got to ask questions of all five members of Nebraska’s congressional delegation who participated in the event via video conferencing from Washington, D.C.

Students got to ask questions of all five members of Nebraska’s congressional delegation who participated in the event via video conferencing from Washington, D.C.



Among the schools participating was North Platte High School. Back row (from left): teacher Dennis Fornander, Sam Fornander, Adam Deidle and John Bomberger. Front row (from left): Jacob Conley and Weston Hall.

Among the schools participating was North Platte High School. Back row (from left): teacher Dennis Fornander, Sam Fornander, Adam Deidle and John Bomberger. Front row (from left): Jacob Conley and Weston Hall.



Organizers of the event included (from left) Dennis Fornander, a lead teacher; Jane Hood, executive director of the Nebraska Humanities Council; Robin Kratina, a lead teacher; and Gene Dorn, an adviser.

Organizers of the event included (from left) Dennis Fornander, a lead teacher; Jane Hood, executive director of the Nebraska Humanities Council; Robin Kratina, a lead teacher; and Gene Dorn, an adviser.