Alek D. Ball and James A. Ethridge, both juniors at Poland Seminary High School, have been selected by American Legion Post 15 in Poland to participate in Buckeye Boys State, June 10-17, at Bowling Green State University.
Boys State is a program in which participants learn about the rights, privileges, duties, and responsibilities of citizens. They adopt roles in the operation of local, county, and state government and business. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, a band, a college fair, and recreation.
Of the 49 programs, Buckeye Boys State was the third Boys State program chartered in the nation and today is the largest Boys State program in the United States. The program is an eight-day course in self government where participants will learn more about how city, county, and state government functions in the state of Ohio than known by 75 percent of the population of Ohio.
Boys State is a project of the American Legion, which is the nation's largest veterans' organization.