Buckeye Boys State Program Dates
INTERVIEWS - This years interviews will be Saturday, March 15, and Sunday, March 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m, at the American Legion, Post 62, 53 West Main St., Chillicothe, Ohio. Contact Robert W. Barnhart at 772-1929 (Post 62) or 772-7071 (work).
NOMINEES MUST BE PRESENT AT THIS INTERVIEW
Nominees should indicate their willingness to be an alternate, if not selected as a candidate. The orientation requirement must be fulfilled for an alternate to fill a candidate vacancy.
All candidates/alternates must attend the Buckeye Boys State orientation at either Ross County American Legion Post 62 (53 W. Main St., Chillicothe) on Thursday, May 1st, 7:00 pm or at Portsmouth American Legion Post 23 on Thursday, May 8th, 7:00 pm.
THE ORIENTATION IS MANDATORY FOR
The American Legion Post 62 pays all costs associated with Buckeye Boys State; however, transportation is not included. Families must make their own arrangements for transportation to and from BGSU. All Buckeye Boys State attendees should be willing to return to Post 62 some time after completion of activities and provide feedback on the program.
Potential conflict with ACT testing: This test is being given the opening day of Buckeye Boys State. Special arrangements will have to be made. See Special ACT options below.
FORMS NEED TO BE TURNED IN
Guidelines for Selecting Candidates
A. A Candidate MUST have completed the Eleventh (11th) Grade and have at least one (1) semester left prior to graduation.
B. Candidates should have good scholastic ranking and be recommended by the High School Principal.
C. Candidates should possess qualities of Leadership, Scholastic Achievement, good citizenship, and a willingness to participate.
D. CANDIDATES MUST BE A RESIDENT OF OHIO AND A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES. NON-CITIZENS MAY ATTEND BUT CANNOT VOTE OR HOLD ELECTIVE OFFICE. EXCHANGE STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
E. Candidates should demonstrate an interest in United States History, Government and Civics. Debate or Public Speaking is a benefit to candidates.
F. Candidates are required to be in attendance for the ENTIRE Boys State program. If a candidate does not complete the program for any reason other than illness or emergency, the candidate or his family will refund all registration and travel monies to the Sponsoring Post.
G. Candidates MUST believe in United States Citizenship and the ideals of "God and Country" on which our country and the American Legion were founded.
BUCKEYE BOYS STATE IS NOT
Buckeye Boys State is a highly structured, intense, "hands on" workshop into Ohio Government. Candidates at Boys State will learn by doing.
Candidates selected to Buckeye Boys State must be willing to
give the American Legion and Buckeye Boys State a nine day commitment of their time and
Candidates are required to attend a Boys State Orientation program in his area. Details on the orientation program will be provided to all candidates by Post 62.
THE FINAL SELECTION IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF POST 62.
A representative of Post 62 will meet with the candidate(s) and certify him for acceptance. Young men not acceptable to Post 62 will not be acceptable to the Boys State Board of Trustees.
It is important that school authorities read and understand Section D, above, and be aware of the American Legions position on this matter in regards to Boys State.
The ACT test, a college entrance qualifying test, is scheduled to be given in Ohio High Schools, Saturday, June 14, 2008 - the opening day of Buckeye Boys State.
The ACT test being given on this date poses a problem for Buckeye Boys State in that Boys State does not want young men to feel they must skip going to Boys State in order to stay at home to take the ACT test.
To address this problem; two (2) options may be worked out with the boys you are thinking of nominating.
OPTION #1 The ACT will be given also in February and April of 2008. Young men may elect to take the test on either or both of these dates and are encouraged to do so.
The deadline for young men to register to take the April ACT is Mid-March.
OPTION #2 The young man working with the Guidance Counselors at his High School may arrange to take the ACT test on the campus of Bowling Green State University.
A site on the campus for Bowling Green area students to take the ACT test is also available for Boys State delegates.
This test site change would have to be handled between the delegate, the High School Guidance Counselor, and the National ACT Office.
Young men would arrive early on campus, take the ACT test which ends at 12:00 noon, and then be ready for Boys State registration, which starts at 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Be advised, space is limited for the ACT test in Bowling Green. Boys who wish to transfer their test site will be handled on a first come, first served basis.
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