Posted by David Lariviere on Jul 31, 2018

Sixteen leading seniors-to-be from Medina County high schools, the Career Center and home schooled students were among those who participated in the 2018 American Legion Buckeye Boys State.

Grant Stuart, a Medina HS Senior and son of James and Ann Marie Stuart, addressed Rotary with an informative Power Point Presentation. While at Boys State, Grant passed the competitive financial exam and served as a Boy State Banker.

"American Legion Buckeye Boys State is an eight-day hands-on experience in the operation of the democratic form of government," stated Past Post #202 Commander Dave Lofy. "Students learn the organization of political parties, and how to build close relationships with others while shaping Ohio government. Founded in 1936, Buckeye Boys State is the most prestigious Boys State program in the nation, with an attendance of about 1,200 young men annually, representing nearly 600 Ohio High Schools, several on-line High Schools, and the Home Schooled Community. At Boys State, young men learn by participating in city, county, and state government through a non-partisan, objective, educational approach on the beautiful campus of Miami University of Ohio, from June 10 to June 17."

Grant concluded his presentation by giving special thanks to his parents, his high school, the American Legion, the Ohio Highway Patrol, Miami University of Ohio, Medina Sunrise Rotary and all the community sponsors for a life changing experience at the 2018 Buckeye Boys State program. "At Boys State, we formed close friendships which will last a lifetime!"

The American Legion Auxiliary Post #202 in Medina and Medina Sunrise Rotary are among the sponsors of our Medina County delegates to Buckeye Boys and Girls State. For more information for you or your school about getting involved with the Buckeye Boys & Girls State Program, please contact:

American Legion Post #202 David Lofy at 330-242-4516 or visit