Student selected for Buckeye Boys State

Published 11:24 am Monday, May 18, 2015

Fairland High School junior Benjamin Bealy has been selected by American Legion Post 433 to participate in the American Legion Buckeye Boys State June 14-21 at Bowling Green State University.

The eight-day intensive education program on Ohio government is for high school students and each participant becomes a part of the operation of a mythical 51st state local, county and state government.

At American Legion Buckeye Boys State, participants are exposed to the rights, privileges, duties and responsibilities of a franchised citizen. The training is objective, practical and non-partisan with city, county and state government operated by students elected to the various offices. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, a band and recreation. High school juniors are selected by local American Legion posts.

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