American Legion sponsors Buckeye Boys State

The American Legion's Buckeye Boys State was held June 11-18 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Buckeye Boys State is an eight-day hands-on experience in the operation of the democratic form of government. At Boys State, young men between their junior and senior years in high school learn about city, county and state government through a non-partisan objective education approach.

They form city governments and run for mock offices, then learn how the various levels of government operate by performing the functions of the various elected and civil positions. They also then campaign for mock county and state offices. During the week they will also hear from actual Ohio state government officials.

American Legion Post 385 (Bay/Westlake) has been sponsoring students from Bay High School for years and recently has been sponsoring a Westlake student. This year there are six students from Bay High School and one from Westlake High School that are attending the program.

The Westlake High School candidate was Ryan Eddy who was sponsored by the Westlake Town Criers through Post 385. From Bay High School there were three candidates being sponsored by Post 385: Owen Appenheimer, James Cox and Nicholas Szekely. Three were three additional candidates that Post 385 worked with Post 91 in Berea to sponsor: Aaron Bergstresser, Matt Jennings and James Kelley. 

Congratulations to all these young men.

Geoff Kedzierski

I just want to submit occasional articles concerning the American Legion Post 385.

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Volume 15, Issue 11, Posted 8:26 AM, 06.20.2023