Posted by David Lariviere on Jun 14, 2019
"American Legion's 83rd Buckeye Boys State is an eight-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," said Garrett Wright, a Senior at Highland High School, and one of 13 BBS candidates selected to represent Medina County.

Founded in 1936, Buckeye Boys State is the largest Boys State program in the nation with an attendance of over 1,200 young men annually, representing nearly 600 Ohio High Schools, several on-line High Schools, and the Home Schooled Community. The American Legion Buckeye Boys State program is sponsored by the Ohio American Legion, the largest veterans organization in the State of Ohio, and through the generous donations of service clubs like Medina Sunrise Rotary.

"As a junior in one of the 600 high schools in the state of Ohio, I was humbled to have been selected to represent my family (Garrett is the son of Gary and Theresa Wright.), school, and community after an intense interview process. This one summer event was a pivotal one for me and my fellow BBS graduates. These 8 days built respect and friendships which will last a lifetime. It truly prepared us for our futures. I am so grateful to my parents, school, the American Legion, and to Rotary for making this experience possible.

The Ohio American Legion presents the American Legion Buckeye Boys State program at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. 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.

Congratulations to the BBS Graduating Class of 2019!


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