The below citizens are running for the 2016 Evergreen Boys State Supreme Court Justice.
From the Evergreen Boys State Citizen’s Manual:
“The Supreme Court is the highest court at Evergreen Boys State. It is the court, which hears and decides all cases appealed from an Evergreen Boys State superior court decision. The Supreme Court is composed of nine justices and all cases are decided in a similar way as superior court trials wherein the facts are not in dispute. That means, the Supreme Court never conducts a trial wherein th facts have to be decided. The Supreme Court must accept as true all facts, which were found by the superior court to have existed.
The Supreme Court’s role is to only decide what the law is in a case. The attorneys who appear and argue their cases in the Supreme Court are usually limited to how long they can take to make their arguments. The court can set a limit on the time allowed. Usually not more than 15 or 20 minutes is allowed for each side. It is not unusual for one or more justices to interrupt an argument by an attorney to ask questions. Only the attorney(s) is allowed to answer the question, never the client. Questions may be about something the attorney said or to inquire about how the law should apply in the case before the court.”
Mr. Kenrick Doherty
City of Fir
Hello, my name is Kenrick Doherty. I am a Native American from the small town of Neah Bay, located on the Olympic Peninsula. I have won 3 state championships, 2 in football and 1 in basketball. On a governmental note, I am a co-founder of our soon to be Makah Tribal Youth Council, which serves as a leadership program that gives youth in my community, ages 14-20, a chance to see how tribal governments are actually ran and will give them an opportunity to actually run for office. Also, I have previously attended several government meetings such as NCAI meetings, which is the largest Native American governing body in the United States, I have attended Native American Caucus meetings, and also have toured the Capitol Building and Temple of Justice, which are located in Olympia. Also, I have met Governor Jay Inslee twice before. I plan to make EBS a successful place for all of us! Thank you so much and vote for me for Supreme Court Justice!
Mr. Andrew Erickson
City of Elm
My name is Andrew Erickson and I would consider myself an excellent candidate for Supreme Court of EBS. I enjoy spending my time with my goats because they are so cute. I am very responsible and I feed my goats every day or else they will be very angry with me. Be a G.O.A.T. (greatest of all time) and vote for me 🙂
Mr. Josh Winter
City of Alder
I come from Burlington Washington where i attend Burlington-Edison High school as well as participate in the local NJROTC program. I am currently a senior in the program as well as next years Commanding Officer. The program as taught me about leadership, responsibility, and dedication to whatever task I have and no matter what i always have and always will deliver the best and fairest results. I have been in many difficult situations but no matter what I have always made the right choice for those situations even if its not the most popular. there is no doubt in my mind that if i’m on the supreme court that you, the great people of the State of Evergreen, will be in good hands.
Mr. Jarred Wicks
City of Fir
My name is Jarred Wicks and I am entering my senior year at Hazen High School this fall. During my first three years at Hazen I have accomplished the following: three time academic scholar athlete, twice named outstanding science student for the school, Spirit of the Highlander Character award recipient, three time class senator, two time varsity letter winner, Kilt Crew captain for football team, founder and president of Native American Club, elected Highlander Club President (ASB Office), extensive community service volunteer, peer conflict resolution experience.
I feel I am qualified for this position due to my extensive experience in dealing with complex problems. I am very dedicated to upholding the constitution and maintaining fair and just laws. I have always been interested in history and the law and understanding how our constitution works to empower, protect and hold us accountable as American citizens.
Mr. Hunter Cofer
City of Elm
I’m Hunter Cofer of the city of Elm. If you’re looking for someone who has loads of history in a government based setting, that isn’t me. But if you think that a motivated person with a strong sense of morals and a great work ethic would be an ideal supreme court justice, then I’m your guy. I’m a three sport athlete and I’ve lettered in Football, Wrestling and Lacrosse. I’ve made honor roll the past three semesters and I am a very good student. I’ve learned that anyone can acquire anything they want, they just have to be motivated enough to do it. I have the motivation, and I am the best candidate for the Supreme Court.
Mr. Kaleb Ruff
City of Maple
I am a faithful, dedicated, and responsible delegate who tries to separate himself from all possible bias. I am mature in my actions and attitude. You might see me participating by listening or just sitting silently but do not let my shy persona dissuade you. I seek to bring justice to EBS and will do so justly one civil/criminal case at a time. I’m no Batman, but when it comes down to serving justice, I am the next best bet. Make sure constitutional justice is guaranteed here at Evergreen and vote for me.
Mr. Peter Faber
City of Birch
Hello, fellow citizens of Evergreen! I’m Peter Faber, a proud resident of the great city Birch and a potential candidate for Supreme Court Justice. First, a bit about me: I’m the executive officer of my Marine Corps JROTC unit, I achieved the rank of Eagle Scout last June, and am the current Junior Assistant Scoutmaster for my Boy Scout troop. I also a cross country runner and just finished my term as ASB president for my school. I love the outdoors, music, and opportunities to be a servant-leader. Now, why am I a good candidate for a Supreme Court Justice nomination? The Scout Oath opens with “On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty…” The promise of every Boy Scout regarding all aspects of his life, this is my promise to the state of Evergreen and its residents. As a Justice, I will do everything in my power to ensure that the law is understood and defined as how it was intended—impartial and favoring no one over another. Through leadership opportunities I have been blessed with, I’ve learned that respect for law is the foundation of a servant-leader and citizen. Thank you, and vote Faber!
Mr. Tanner Bush
City of Hemlock
My name is Tanner Bush and I’m running for Supreme Court Justice. I am involved in a wide variety of activities that allow me to develop my leadership and reasoning skills. I am an active participant in Boy Scouts and am currently an Eagle Scout. I am a senior officer at my church and work in a myriad of community service opportunities. I have practiced in karate for 13 years and two of those years I served on the Jr. U.S. National Team. I am also an investigative aide for the liquor control and cannabis board where I have developed strong people skills. All of these activities allow me to be the most effective leader possible. I am a nonpartisan candidate who looks at issues from a objective point of view. I am proud to represent Boys State in the Supreme Court and tackle all issues to the fullest of my ability.
Mr. Patrick Zecchino
City of Birch
Hello i’m from a large farm in Granger Washington where I have been working every summer since I was 11. I definitely learned hard work from all the hours behind a shovel but i also learned effective, quick decision making. By finishing my days work as fast as I can while still maintaining excellent work quality. I also have a great understanding of the US constitution. I finished my American History and Civics course top of my class with a final exam score of 99%. As a Supreme Court Justice I will be able to make concise, knowledgeable rulings. Plus I’ve seen a lot of Judge Judy.
Mr. Brady Black
City of Fir
I was born on the east side of the state, in a nice city named Pasco. Of course now I live in Fir, which rivals Pasco as best city. I am a great debater, and also try to make a fair decision. While I can be a goof, I can also be very swift and decisive, qualities a judge must have. If you vote for me, just know you’re making the right choice. Thank you
Mr. Austin Buchanan
City of Alder
I have several qualities shown through my positions held that make me qualified for the position of Supreme Court Justice. For one, I am the battalion Executive Officer in my NJROTC unit in Marysville. This job involves keeping a staff of 28 on task to ensure the battalion of over 150 stays running smoothly. This job requires an unbiased view on all those staff members and this skill will be pivotal to this position. I also currently serve on the senior class cabinet for my school. This job requires looking from the perspective of every senior at our school in order to make a good decision and not be biased towards any specific group of people. I am also great at the most important skill for any job, time management. This past year, I took 2 AP classes, held a staff position in NJROTC, volunteered at church, and ran track all in the same year. I thank you for your vote and hope you have an outstanding day!
Mr. Cameron Grant
City of Birch
Hello everyone. I’m the trumpet guy, but I’m not here to just play my instrument. If I wanted to play my instrument, I would’ve just stayed home. I’m here to make a difference in the state of Evergreen. After taking the oath Sunday we swore that it was our obligation to participate in and contribute our efforts to the civic and political welfare of our community, state, and nation. I feel that I can contribute to our great nation of Evergreen, in this way, as a Supreme Court Justice. I’m experienced in peer mediation, and being a person who believes strongly in fairness and equality I feel this position suits me most because of that. Upon election I will ensure that my skills and all of my attention for the rest of the week is focused on the court, and doing so in a manner that is both efficient and fair to the people directly and indirectly related to any manners concerning the court. Thank you for your consideration.
Mr. John Sommer
City of Elm
I was born on June 6th 1999 in Seattle Washington. I am the oldest of 5 kids. I am an very ethically stable person who knows what is right. With this said, I like to have fun. My father and both grandfathers were pastors. It is because if this facade of my life, I have such a respect for my God and am such a believer in ethics. I truly believe that we live in the Greatest Country In The World… America!!!! I will make logical decisions and will serve you. Here at Boys State, I WILL NOT HAVE BIASES!!!!!! Your opinions will be heard! So… Don’t be a bummer and vote Sommer for Evergreen Boy’s State Supreme Court Justice!
Mr. Richard Torres
City of Birch
Hello, my name is Ricky Torres and I am running for the Evergreen State Supreme Court. Having a background rooted in service and experience allows me to see the State’s problems through a multi-faceted lens. I have been a class representative in my school’s ASB each year and was elected as the president of the National Honor Society last year, and most recently re-elected for the position for this coming school year. Also, I recently took part in a fundraiser for the Clark County Food Bank in which we raised $62,000 over the course of 5 months for the less fortunate in my community. I have been able to experience serving the needs of the local citizens within my community, along with having the unique opportunity to go on numerous ride alongs with the Clark County Sheriff’s Department and sit through Superior Court proceedings also under Clark Country’s Jurisdiction. Being elected would provide me with the ability to uphold the Constitution of the United States and abiding by all local, state, and federal laws pertaining to any applicable case. It would be an honor to serve as one of the 9 Supreme Court Justices and I look forward to working with the entire state of Evergreen.