Poland Seminary High School Junior students, Maguire Franko, Owen Hernon, Jacob Snyder, and Collin Todd will attend the 2018 session of American Legion Buckeye Boys State, held June 10-17, 2018 on the campus of Miami University. Stephen Bannon, Ryan O’Kane and John (JP) Yerian have been selected as alternate.
Buckeye Boys State is a “Hands On” workshop in the principles and organization of Ohio government. Young men attending Boys State learn about Ohio Government by operating the agencies and levels of a mythical state government; the “51 st State” themselves.
Founded in 1936, Buckeye Boys State is the largest Boys State program in the nation. More than 1,200 of the top juniors in Ohio will attend. Through Buckeye Boys State, young men from each school will gain more knowledge about Ohio government than 75% of the general population of the state.
Opportunities are available to expand skills and interest through special program segments on Ohio laws and the Court Systems; Banks and Realty Company operation; Public Utility companies; Law Enforcement; Newspaper operation; and Legislative Services, conducted by staff members versed in the area of instruction and each “mirroring” a similar real experience.