MHS student selected for Buckeye Girls State

By Charlene Hoeflich

June 10, 2014

POMEROY _Haley Kennedy, who will be a senior at Meigs Local High School this year, will be among the 900 girls participating in the 68th annual session of Buckeye Girls State on June 15-21 at the University of Mount Union.

Buckeye Girls State is a fast-paced program of mock government at the state, county and city levels. The main objective of the Girls State program is to train young women in the duties, rights and privileges of citizenship by providing the attendees the opportunity to actively participate in a democratic form of government.

As the girls arrive at Girls State, they are assigned to one of two political parties. The students will file petitions for candidacy for a variety of offices from governor to city council and participate in the election process. After elections and inaugurations, they will put government in action.

Haley is the daughter of Mike and Carrie Kennedy, of Middleport.

Drew-Webster Post 39 American Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring Haley to Buckeye Girls State, with financial assistance from Farmers Bank and Peoples Bank.

The MHS student has been very active during her high school years as a member of the Student Council, member of the track and cross county teams, the junior class treasurer, on the prom committee and the yearbook staff her junior year. She is also a member of Farmers Bank Junior Board of Directors. She attended the Ohio Association of Student Councils Leadership Conference and the Hugh O’Brien Leadership Conference.