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Boys Town Elects 116th Mayor

Mayor Cordell and Vice Mayor Kymani

Congratulations to Cordell Cade of Atlanta, Ga., ​who was elected the 116th mayor of the Village of Boys Town on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Kymani Bell of Jacksonville, Fla. was elected vice mayor. 

Cade is 17-years-old, and says he wants to take on a bigger leadership role on campus.  “I want to be the face and the voice of campus. I want to make a difference.”

Cade is on the football team, the basketball team, and runs track. He is also a National Honor Society member. After graduation he plans to go to college and medical school to become a doctor. His Family-Teachers are Ryan and Shani Meehl.

Kymani Bell is on the basketball team, the football team, and runs track. He has been student of the quarter five times and is on the honor role. After graduation he plans to attend college and pursue a degree in business. His Family-Teachers are Aaron and Kendal Robertson.

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. The process was made famous in the 1938 Academy Award-winning movie “Boys Town,” where Mickey Rooney portrayed Whitey Marsh, a tough young boy who turns his life around and becomes Mayor of Boys Town.

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