Boys Town youth elected Anne Polland of Valley, Neb., the 113th mayor of the Village of Boys Town. Isaac Kolb of Lincoln, Neb. was elected vice mayor.
Polland is 17-years-old and says she wants to be a positive role model for peers. “I want to encourage and demonstrate good behaviors for others.”
Polland is captain of the volleyball, soccer and track team. She is also a student peer and Student Council secretary. She would like to be a volunteer in a third world country and attend college to be a graphic designer. Her Family-Teachers are Jodi and Kyle Skardtvedt.
Kolb is involved in key club, choir and tutoring. Following graduation, he would like to attend culinary school to become a chef. He says he’d like to get a job in which he can help people. His Family-Teachers are Harley and Talia Upton.
Father Edward J. Flanagan conceived the self-government system at the Village of Boys Town in 1926 as a tool for its citizens to build character, citizenship and a sense of community.