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 Thursday, June 9, 2005
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Local students to learn the ways of government


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Buckeye Boys State

American Legion Ross County Post 62, 53 W. Main St., is sponsoring 15 local students who will be delegates in Buckeye Boys State, beginning Saturday and continuing through Sunday, June 19 at Bowling Green State University.

American Legion Buckeye Boys State is a nine-day hands-on experience in 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.

Founded in 1936, Buckeye Boys State is the largest Boys State program in the nation with an attendance of 1,400 young men annually. Boys State programs throughout the nation are sponsored by the American Legion, the nation's largest veterans organization.

At Boys State, young men learn about city, county and state government through a non-partisan objective education approach. The young men also form friendships which will last a lifetime.

  • American Legion Ross County Post 62 is sponsoring the following students:

    Brian Alberta,Chillicothe High School, son of Dennis and Gayle Alberta.

    Derek Beverly, Chillicothe, High School, son of Robert and Shelley Beverly.

    Nicholas Boyd,Chillicothe High School, son of Chris and Cheryl Boyd.

    Scott Howard,Chillicothe High School, son of Scott Howard.

    Christopher Kerr,Chillicothe High School, son of Howard and Linda Kerr.

    Brandon Smith,Chillicothe High School, son of Tony and Kathy Smith.

    Kevin Street,Chillicothe High School, son of John and Lynn Street.

    William Vier,Chillicothe High School, son of William B. and Ann M. Vier.

    Jacob Wright-Piekarski, Chillicothe High School, son of Steve Piekarski and Tammy Wright.

    Nathan Toppins,Huntington High School, son of Sam and Pam Toppins.

    Dane Patrick,Pickaway-Ross Career and Technology Center, son of Scott Patrick.

    Brandon Smallwood,Pickaway-Ross Career and Technology Center, son of Paul and Brenda Smallwood.

    Neil Hertenstein III,Unioto High School, son of Teresa Hertenstein.

    Brad Eldree, Chesapeake High School.

    Mark Faltaous,Fairland High School.

    Buckeye Girls State

    American Legion Ross County Ladies Auxiliary Post 62 is sponsoring eight local students who will be delegates in Buckeye Girls State, beginning Sunday and continuing through Saturday, June 18 at Ashland University.

  • American Legion Ross County Ladies Auxiliary Post 62 is sponsoring the following girls:

    Kendall Reneé Mitten, 17, Southeastern High School, daughter of Rick and Regina Mitten.

    Tiffany Jenkins, 16, Unioto High School, daughter of Chuck and Brenda Jenkins.

    Nattalie Baxter,16, Southeastern High School, daughter of Randy and Tammy Baxter.

    Tory Elizabeth Detty, 17, Southeastern High School, daughter of Todd and Kim Puckett.

    Jaimie Hornng,17, Chillicothe High School, daughter of Barry and Tammy Horning.

    Misty Marie Coonrod, 17, Pickaway-Ross Career and Technology Center, daughter of Edward and Wanda Coonrod.

    Megan N. Uhrig,17, Southeastern High School, daughter of Doug and Kellie Haubeil and John and Cindy Uhrig.

    Elizabeth Coulter,17, Chillicothe High School, daughter of Edward and Barbara Coulter.

  • American Legion Ross County Ladies Auxiliary Post 757 is sponsoring two local students who will be delegates at Buckeye Girls State.

    Jessica La Palusa,17, Pickaway-Ross Career and Technology Center, daughter of Lisa La Palusa.

    Kristen Monroe, 17, Southeastern High School, daughter of Tim and Lisa Monroe.

  • American Legion Auxiliary Unit of Kingston Post 291 is sponsoring one local student who will be a delegate at Buckeye Girls State.

    The student is:

    Emily Davy, 17, Zane Trace High School, daughter of George and Angie Davy.

    Originally published June 9, 2005

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