Oak Harbor Legion sends two to Buckeye Girls State

Jun 23, 2021 | Around Ottawa County | 0 comments

The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Unit 114 of Oak Harbor announced they are sponsoring Caitlynn Nobel and Amelia Mizelle as 2021 delegates to the Buckeye Girls State program. This Ohio program is designed to educate young women in the responsibilities of good citizenship as they learn political structure in city, county and state government during a week’s session this month on the campus of University of Mount Union in Alliance.

The delegates will participate in hands-on experience by having a definite function in the mock government system set up on the campus.  They can run for the various offices and work with officials from each area of government to gain knowledge of the political process.

Their opportunity to represent Unit 114 is part of the ALA’s Americanism program that touches the lives of thousands of high school girls each summer. Only 25,000 girls will be chosen to participate throughout the USA this year. The nationwide program has received many accolades for molding young women into America’s leaders of tomorrow.

The students learn citizenship, are given a deeper sense of patriotism, love of God and country, and gain self-confidence, poise and character. Past participants have included Gov. Ann Richards, newscaster Jane Pauley, U.S. Congresswoman Jennifer Dunn, former Miss USA Terri Utley, country music performer Janie Fricke and Brigadier General Sharla Cook.

The Oak Harbor attendees will have the opportunity to be recommended for awards, honors and scholarships. The Ohio ALA has been a proud sponsor of Buckeye Girls State for the past 70 years.

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