Buckeye Boys/Girls State

Buckeye Boys/Girls State
Posted on 01/09/2018
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Cole Mefford speaks to Juniors about Boys StateHanna Hogue makes a brief presentation about Buckeye Girls State.
Indian Lake students entering their Senior year will again have the opportunity to participate in one of Ohio’s most valuable programs for young adults. 
Students who went to Buckeye Boys and Buckeye Girls State this past summer recently presented information about the camps. The week-long educational experience focuses on teaching students about government by creating a mini-Ohio, with students choosing to learn and perform actual jobs at either the city, county or state level.  
Senior Cole Mefford told the group, "You learn about government, but you also learn about who you are as a person away from home."
Many students form lasting relationships with students from other schools with whom they live and work. 
Senior Hanna Hogue told the students "I loved it! I wish there was a do-over so I could go back!"
The Huntsville American Legion Post, along with several local businesses, sponsors a number of boys each summer, while the American Legion Auxiliary sponsors the young women. Students are selected through an application and interview process that will begin in February. To be eligible students should be in good academic standing and demonstrate an interest in current events. 
This year's Buckeye Boys State event will be held at Miami University from June 10th through the 18th. Buckeye Girls State is at Mount Union College from June 10th to the 16th.