Local students attend Buckeye Boys State


POMEROY — Four young men from Meigs High School’s Junior Class attended Buckeye Boys State in June through the generosity of Drew Webster Post #39 of the American Legion in Pomeroy.

These same young men recently attended a meeting of the Post to express their appreciation and to report on some of the activities and lessons learned while at Boy’s State.

Several key points they mentioned which will assist them in preparing for their future included: experiencing life in a college environment, learning leadership and management skills that will serve them in any career path they choose, forming friendships which can last a lifetime, combined with teachings they received about a vital part of every citizen’s life – how our Ohio government operates and functions.

According to the web site, “The Mission of The American Legion Buckeye Boys State is to provide an educational and leadership program that exposes young men to the rights and privileges, the duties and responsibilities, and the love for God and Country necessary to being self-governing citizens.”

The Vision Statement is as follows: “Through a practical, objective, nonpartisan approach, participants in the American Legion Buckeye Boys State program are exposed to fundamental democratic principles in local, county and state elections and governmental functions which prepare them for leadership roles as patriotic American citizens.”

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Students attending included, (from left to right) Trever Smith, Brady Smith, Post #39 Commander John Hood, Trenton Durst and Raymond Lawson.
http://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/08/web1_Legion-Boy-s-State-2017.jpgStudents attending included, (from left to right) Trever Smith, Brady Smith, Post #39 Commander John Hood, Trenton Durst and Raymond Lawson.