POMEROY — Several young men from Meigs and Eastern high schools recently attended the American Legion’s Buckeye Boys State program at Bowling Green State University.
American Legion Post 39 in Pomeroy is a supporter of Buckeye Boys State, and Commander John Hood announced their 2016 delegates and sponsors in April.
The list includes young men just finishing their junior year in high school and were selected to attend this eight-day “hands-on” experience.
The 2016 theme of Boys State was, “A Week to Shape a Lifetime,” and delegates were exposed to 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.
According to the American Legion Buckeye Boys State 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.”
Through a practical, objective, nonpartisan approach, participants in the program are exposed to fundamental democratic principles in local, county and state elections and governmental functions in preparation for “leadership roles as patriotic American citizens.”
The group was welcomed upon their return to a dinner Tuesday evening in their honor by Drew Webster Post #39.
“The Legion is very proud of these fine young men who represented Meigs County well,” Hood said.
Each delegate gave a brief summary of their week at Boys State and expressed their appreciation to Post 39 and to their sponsors for the opportunity to attend Boys State.
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