Program benefits youth

Published 9:38 am Thursday, June 4, 2015

While many students may read about the facets and moving parts of our government at a local and state level, few get the opportunity to take a hands-on approach on how those actually operate.

That will be the case for four local students from three Lawrence County high schools who were selected to be a part of this years Buckeyes Boys and Girls State put on by the American Legion annually.

This is a program that is a valuable part of the education for students throughout the state, and can be a vital component in shaping the future of the next generation of leaders.

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The target of the program allows participants to have a real-life involvement and gain a better understanding of Ohio’s government and how it works.

We commend the Ohio American Legion for making this event one of leading state programs of its kind throughout the nation.

We encourage any students who are interested in local and state government and the intricacies involved to learn more about the program and requirements to be selected.

Being chosen for an experience like this for our young people throughout the county and region is something that can be used for the rest of their lives.