Submitted by Rachel Ousley
The 66th Annual American Legion Buckeye Girls State session ended on Saturday, June 16, 2012. Nearly 900 young ladies from across the state of Ohio attended participating in a week filled with campaigning, elections, and running their own City, County, and State Governments. It was an educational week for the girls that represented North Baltimore.
The six young ladies that went all became elected officials in their cities:
Paige Cotterman - City Police Chief (Bombeck City),
Ricci Emahiser - City Councilman (Zeller City),
Allyson Flores – City Councilman (Hobart City),
Taylor Straley – City School Board Member (Taft City),
Ashley Wagner – City Councilman (Jones City),
Megan Wright – City School Board Member (Allen City).
The ladies were taken through the bureaucratic process and how it works in the different levels of government. After hearing what the ladies had to say about their experience at Buckeye Girls State, they all agreed that they have a new found respect and interest in how government works.
Job well done, ladies!