Buckeye Boys State starts today


The American Legion’s Buckeye Boys State starts today at Miami University in Oxford.

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.

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 online high schools, and the homeschooled community.

The American Legion Buckeye Boys State program is sponsored by the Ohio American Legion, the largest veterans organization in the State of Ohio.

At Boys State, young men learn about city, county, and state government through a non-partisan objective education approach.

The Bowling Green American Legion Post 45 is sending Andrew “AJ” Miller to Buckeye Boys State.

Miller is a varsity football player and is on the varsity wrestling team at Bowling Green High School. He belongs to DECA and founded the Athletes for Mental Health Club. He was a Jr. Bobcat Flag Football coach. He has been a WGTE Public Media volunteer and also has been part-time on the board of elections where he has worked alongside his father, John, for many years.

Troy-Webster American Legion Post 240, Luckey, is sponsoring Brandon Didion, Uhland Emmert, Connor Caroll-Schramm, Landon Porter, Hayden Hoelter and Collin Schober.

Didion, of Northwood High School, is the son of Jack and Sandy Didion. He is a member of the boys basketball team.

Emmert, also of Northwood High School, is the son of Julie Emmert and is a member of the soccer and baseball teams. He works at Sonic.

Caroll-Schramm, at Eastwood High School, is the son of Brad and Christy Schramm. He attends Penta Career Center, focusing on criminal justice, and is a member of Skills USA. At Eastwood, he participates is cross country and track and is also a Boy Scout.

Porter, also of Eastwood High School, is the son of Michael and Tiffany Porter. He is a member of the school’s bowling team.

Hoelter is the son of Tom and Kristie Hoelter. He participates in the Key Club, track and football at Eastwood High School.

Schober is the son of Curtis and Geoffrey-Lynn Schober. He is taking college classes at Bowling Green State University and attends Eastwood High School.

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