Buckeye Boys/Girls State

Buckeye Boys/Girls State
Posted on 12/19/2018
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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 Amber Seeley served as a deputy during her time at Girls State. She told the group, "I'm going into criminal justice and this experience actually helped me decide to become part of the law enforcement system."
Meantime, Senior Raina Amstutz ran for a Senate seat. She says her knowledge of government and communications skills improved while there, "I had plenty of opportunities to improve my interpersonal and large group speaking skills. While campaigning I had to talk to a lot of people and get out of my comfort zone, but it was fun." 
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 9th through the 16th. Buckeye Girls State is at Mount Union College from June 16th to the 22nd.