CLARKSVILLE —More than 2,200 high school juniors from across the state will converge on the campuses of Bowling Green State University and the University of Mount Union June 12-19 to attend Ohio’s annual Buckeye Girls and Boys State. Among those will be Clinton-Massie juniors Jocelyn Burton, Alexander Hudson, Cole Isaacs and Isaiah Turner.
This year marks the 80th year that young men from throughout the state will gather to participate in the Buckeye Boys State eight-day, hands-on experience that focuses on the operation of the democratic form government, its political parties, and the relationship of one to the other in shaping Ohio’s government.
Celebrating its 69th year, Buckeye Girls State will feature a week of activities designed to educate Ohio’s young women in the duties, privileges, rights, and responsibilities of good citizenship as delegates learn more about their city, county, and state government.
The Buckeye Boys and Girls State programs, sponsored by the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary, are among the largest veteran organizations in Ohio.
Information for this article was provided by Diana Miller, who coordinates communications for several area schools.