Edon Students Selected 2015 Buckeye Boys and Girls State Delegates

Edon Northwest Local Schools is pleased to announce the selection of four juniors as 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.


June 14-21, 2015

Bowling Green State University – Bowling Green, Ohio



Tyler Frantom

Son of James and Heather Frantom

James Peckham

Son of Michael and Annette Peckham



June 14-20, 2015

University of Mount Union – Alliance, Ohio




Alexia Ewers

Daughter of Ed and Kristen Ewers


Kaela Gearhart

Daughter of Andy and Kerri Gearhart


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 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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