Several area students recently participated at Buckeye Girls & Boys State and spent the week participating in one of the largest programs in the country.
Roughly 500 high school delegates and staff members on the girls side of things participated at the BGSU campus as part of the weeklong residential program.
On the boys side, nearly 600 delegates joined each other on the Miami University campus.
Sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary of Ohio, the programs educate students on the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of good citizenship. Taking a non-partisan, non-political approach to teaching the principles of American government, students learned as much as they could over the week.
Participants must have met several qualifications before attending. Candidates must be juniors in high school, interested in government and current events, and have an above-average scholastic standing. The young women must also demonstrate high moral character, possess strong leadership skills and have a desire for learning.
Indian Lake girls:
- Autumn Miller, daughter of William Miller and Rose Reimer of Russells Point
- KaiLea Miller, daughter of Jason and Kaitlyn Miller of Huntsville
- Maggie Reese, daughter of Crystal Hornblower of Lakeview
- Tori Roby, daughter of Joe and Amie Roby of Huntsville
- Kayla Schwaderer, daughter of Jason and Abby Schwaderer of Huntsville
- Kaitlyn Shaner, daughter of John and Nikki Shaner of Lewistown
- Gillian Taylor, daughter of Jason Taylor and Amy Buchaczenko of Lakeview
Indian Lake boys:
- Cole Downs, son of Angelique Downs and Ryan Leonhart of Lakeview
- Issac Meyers, son of Sharon Leopold of Lewistown
- Logan Murphy, son of Tom and Amy Murphy of Huntsville
Benjamin Logan Girls:
- Claire Rhodes, daughter of Neill and Tara Rhodes
Benjamin Logan Boys:
- Ryder Pennington, son of Steve & Abby Pennington
- Seth Jones, son of Jesse & Jennifer Jones
- Ben Chamberlain, son of Matt & Kiki Chamberlain
- Joel Mitchell, son of Doug & Jennifer Mitchell
- Hayden Alexander, son of Gary & Laura Alexander
- Micah Musser, son of Chad and Bethanie Musser