Buckeye Boys/Girls State

Buckeye Boys/Girls State
Posted on 01/07/2020
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Indian Lake students who want to learn about working in public service will again have the opportunity to participate in one of Ohio’s most valuable programs for young adults. 
Students who went to Buckeye Boys State this past summer recently presented information about the camps. Buckeye Girls State participants learned about their program just before break.
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 Gavin Dukowitz served as a member of the State House of Representatives and is invited back as a counselor this summer.  He told the group, "You don't really know what you're getting yourself into, but put yourself out there. I know I had a really good experience."
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. 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 14th through the 21st. Buckeye Girls State is at Mount Union College from June 14th to the 20th.