Bay Kiwanis Club hosts Buckeye Boys and Girls

Bay High delegates to the Buckeye Boys and Girls State programs were honored by Kiwanis. Pictured, from left, are Maxton Edgerly, Bay Kiwanis President George MacDonald, Lauren Hyland and Elyse Legeay. Photo by Foster McMasters

The Bay Village Kiwanis Club hosted the Bay High School delegates to the Buckeye Boys and Girls State programs at a dinner in August to honor their selection and participation in this annual event. For over 40 years this opportunity to spend a week with hundreds of other Ohio students learning first-hand how local and state government works has been made possible with underwriting and involvement of the Kiwanis and the American Legion Post #385. 

The Boys State is held at Bowling Green State University, and the Girls State is located at Mount Union College. Each delegate can run for office, be appointed to a government office or report on the legislation on activities of the city, county or state government.

This year Maxton Edgerly was elected to the state legislature and Phil Lally served as a journalist. Elyse Legeay served as a Municipal Judge and Lauren Hyland worked on the Party Committee helping with elections.

The delegates enthusiastically shared how their interest and knowledge of government was greatly increased and participating as informed voting citizens in their first presidential election will be a real priority and privilege this year.

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Volume 8, Issue 17, Posted 10:58 AM, 09.07.2016