Buckeye Boys and Girls State is a unique summertime, educational program for high school juniors that focuses on participation in a model state, complete with government bodies and elected public officials. This “hands on” approach gives students the 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. Through this learning by doing approach young men and women learn about city, county and state government through a nonpartisan objective education approach.
Pictured from left to right: Sophie Dilek, Kaitlyn Bretz, Stephen Milders and Jacob Hogg were nominated by the high school faculty to represent Talawanda High School and the Talawanda School District at this year’s Boys and Girls State programs. These students were selected based upon their qualities of leadership, scholastic achievement, good citizenship and moral character.