Edon Students Selected 2014 Buckeye Boys and Girls State Delegates

Edon Northwest Local Schools is pleased to announce the selection of six juniors as Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the annual Buckeye Boys State and Buckeye Girls State summer leadership and citizenship programs. Sponsors this year are Edon American Legion Post 662 and Edon Lions Club.

BUCKEYE BOYS STATE
June 8-15, 2014
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio

Delegates
Alex Kirkingburg
Son of
Lindy and Sharla Kirkingburg

Phillip Richmond
Son of
Eugene and Hope Richmond

Alternate Delegate
Kyle Long
Son of
Steve and Terry Long

BUCKEYE GIRLS STATE
June 15-21, 2014
University of Mount Union
Alliance, Ohio

Delegates
Alex Kiess
Daughter of
Andrew and Carey Kiess

Kaitlin Chrisman
Daughter of
Greg and Tammy Chrisman
Alternate Delegate
Nicole Newell
Daughter of
Douglas and Alicia Newell

Buckeye Boys State and Buckeye Girls State are fast-paced, hands-on experiences in the operation of mock government at the state, county and city level. The main objective of each statewide program is to train young men and women in the duties, rights and privileges of citizenship while also providing an opportunity for them to participate actively in a democratic form of government. Attendees also gain a greater understanding of American traditions while developing pride in our country’s citizens.
Sponsored nationwide by the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary, Boys and Girls State programs are held on college campuses in forty-nine states, excluding Hawaii. Buckeye Boys State, founded in 1936, is the largest Boys State program in the country with an annual attendance of nearly 1200 young men. Entering its 68th year, Buckeye Girls State has grown to over 1000 delegates making it now one of the largest Girls State programs in the nation as well.

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