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David Morgan (Post 62 - Chillicothe High School) is sworn in as the State Attorney General at Buckeye Boys State, 2002.

 

Jordan Friel, Chillicothe High School, attended the 2004 Buckeye Boys State where he was chosen to represent Ohio at American Legion Boys Nation.  Only two of the 1,200 attendees at Buckeye Boys State receive this honor. 

2008 Buckeye Boys State Program Dates
The 2007 Buckeye Boys State Program will be held June 14 - 22, 2008 at Bowling Green State University.
  This is the premier American Legion Boys State Program in the nation.  It is a nine day "hands on" work- shop in the principles and organization of Ohio government.

INTERVIEWS - This year’s 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 
TO BE CHOSEN AS CANDIDATES OR ALTERNATES

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 
ACCEPTANCE TO BOYS STATE

2008 Boys State Orientation Meetings:

DIST

DATE

DAY

TIME

LOCATION

POST

7
7

May 1
May 8

Thursday
Thursday

7:00 PM
7:00 PM

Ross County
Portsmouth

62
23

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.

CITIZENSHIP FORMS NEED TO BE TURNED IN 
TO POST 62 BY SATURDAY, MARCH 31ST.

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 
A SPORTS CAMP OR VACATION CAMP.

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 100% willingness 
to learn and participate.

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 Legion’s position on this matter in regards to Boys State. 

SPECIAL ATTENTION 
for ACT Test!

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.

Directory of 7th District Posts  

POST # _14 105 WEST 3RD ST, BAINBRIDGE 45617 PHONE # (740) 634-2520 
POST # _23 705 COURT ST, PORTSMOUTH 45662-3936 PHONE # (740) 353-3030 
POST # _25 1240 US HIGHWAY 22 NW, WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE 43160-9140 PHONE # (740) 335-4990 POST # _62 53 W MAIN ST, CHILLICOTHE 45601-3104 PHONE # (740) 772-1929 
POST # 100 WEST UNION 45693 PHONE # 
POST # 126 CHILLICOTHE 45601 PHONE # 
POST # 129 HILLSBORO 45133 PHONE # 
POST # 134 US ROUTE 23 SOUTH, CIRCLEVILLE 43113 PHONE # (740) 474-9036 
POST # 142 201 JAMES RD, WAVERLY 45690-1068 PHONE # (740) 947-2521 
POST # 242 WINCHESTER 45697 PHONE # 
POST # 291 KINGSTON 45644 PHONE # 
POST # 325 310 PEARL ST, MANCHESTER 45144-1255 PHONE # 
POST # 363 LUCASVILLE 45648/99 PHONE # 
POST # 433 IRONTON 45638 PHONE # 
POST # 471 950 GALLIA ST, PORTSMOUTH 45662-4139 PHONE # (740) 354-4714 
POST # 477 NEW HOLLAND 43145 PHONE # 
POST # 483 FRANKFORT 45628 PHONE # 
POST # 568 LEESBURG PHONE # 
POST # 583 CHERRY FORK 44618 PHONE # 
POST # 590 720 QUINCY ST, IRONTON 45638-1400 PHONE # (740) 534-1934 
POST # 612 PIKETON 45661 PHONE # 
POST # 618 WILLIAMSPORT 43164 PHONE # 
POST # 622 MINFORD 45653 PHONE # 
POST # 633 17825 STATE ROUTE 247, SEAMAN 45679-9749 PHONE # (937) 386-2894 
POST # 640 CHESAPEAKE 45619 PHONE # 
POST # 653 815 GREGG ST, WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE 43160-1565 PHONE # (740) 335-9156 
POST # 730 ASHVILLE 43103 PHONE # 
POST # 757 289 COOKS HILL RD, CHILLICOTHE 45601-9385 PHONE # (740) 775-6933

 

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