Eight boys will be representing Indian Lake High School at the 2012 Buckeye Boys’ State held for nine days this summer at Bowling Green State University.
Mason Evilsizor (son of Pat and Kristy Evilsizor of Huntsville), Klay Nichols (son of Gary Nichols and Jodi Nichols of Russells Point), Zackery Oakley (son of Samantha Hurley and Kelby Oakley of Waynesfield), Isaiah Snipes (son of Larry and Lynne Snipes of Lewistown), Levi Sprague (Grandson of Rae Shirk), DeWayne Thompson (son of Kaila Thompson and the late Albert Yeager of Belle Center), Brandon VanHorn (son of David and Stacey VanHorn of Huntsville), and Evan Zorn (son of Stephen and Becky Zorn of Lakeview) were selected to represent Indian Lake.
Participants must be juniors in high school interested in government and current events and have an above average scholastic standing. Candidates must also demonstrate high moral character, possess strong leadership skills, and have a desire for learning.
Buckeye Boys’ State provides hands-on experience in the operation of the democratic form of government, the organization of political parties, and the relationship of one to the other in shaping Ohio government. At Buckeye Boys’ State, young men learn about city, county, and state government through a non-partisan objective education approach.
The Huntsville American Legion Post 381 sponsors Buckeye Boys’ State. It is locally sponsored by the following businesses: Duff Quarry, Shirk & Schrader, Shoffstall Funeral Home, Indian Lake Eagles, Indian Lake Moose, Trade-n-Post, Osgood State Bank of Lakeview, Champaign Bank, Eichholtz Funeral Home, Richwood Bank of Huntsville, World Class Plastics, Snapp Barber Supply, Bud's Marine, Steve Austin’s Auto Group of Lakeview, Hollanshead Kinsey Insurance, Glocks Service Station, Fishers Flea Market, Huntsville Lions Club, Aries Center, Tinsley’s IGA, Lakeview Hardware, and Choice Properties.
(Pictured below left to right: Mason Evilsizor, Klay Nichols, Zackery Oakley, Isaiah Snipes, Levi Sprague, DeWayne Thompson, Brandon VanHorn, and Evan Zorn)