Bryce Johnston, a resident of Leawood, Kan., and a senior-to-be at Kansas City Christian School in Prairie Village, Kan., was elected governor of the American Legion Boys State of Kansas on Tuesday (June 2) evening.
More than 450 young men from across the State of Kansas, all of whom will enter their senior year of high school this fall, are participating in the 2015 session of the American Legion Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy. The event, in its 78th year, started Sunday (May 31) and concludes Saturday, June 6, at Kansas State University in Manhattan.Johnston and his lieutenant governor Federalist Party running mate Nathaniel Strifler, Wichita, Kan. (attends Wichita North High School), edged the Nationalist Party team of governor candidate Alexander Trobough (Kansas City, Kan., attends Sumner Academy of Arts and Sciences) and lieutenant governor candidate Daniel Lewis (Fort Riley, Kan., attends Junction City High School).
Candidates from the Federalist Party swept the election for all state offices. The results of the remaining state offices:
(Name, City of Residence; High School – all cities/high schools in Kansas)
Secretary Of State — Jacob Schlittenhardt, Maize, home schooled, defeated Matthew Wagner, Overland Park, Blue Valley North High School
Attorney General — Jordan Humphrey, Wichita, Goddard High School, defeated Lucas Liu, Leawood, Blue Valley North High School
State Treasurer — Rob Nickel, Leawood, Blue Valley North High School, defeated Yifeng Ding, Overland Park, Blue Valley North High School
Commissioner Of Insurance — Joshua Schwartz, Manhattan, Manhattan High School, defeated Luke Lozenski, Leavenworth, Lansing High School[caption id="attachment_153" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Nathaniel Strifler[/caption] [caption id="attachment_154" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Jacob Schlittenhardt[/caption] [caption id="attachment_155" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Jordan Humphrey[/caption] [caption id="attachment_156" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Rob Nickel[/caption] [caption id="attachment_157" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Joshua Schwartz[/caption]
The ALBSKLA provides a relevant, interactive, problem-solving experience in leadership and teamwork that develops self-identity, promotes mutual respect and instills civic responsibility. Boys State is a “learning by doing” political exercise that simulates elections, political parties and government at the state, county and local levels, providing opportunities to lead under pressure, showcasing character and working effectively within a team. It’s also an opportunity to gain pride and respect for government and the price paid by members of the military to preserve democracy.]]>