BGSU to host American Legion Auxiliary Buckeye Girls State from June 9-15

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - For the second consecutive year, Bowling Green State University will host the American Legion Auxiliary Buckeye Girls State conference June 9-15, educating rising high school seniors from across Ohio about city, county and state government.

Sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary of Ohio, Buckeye Girls State educates high school students on the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of good citizenship. During their time on campus, participants, also known as delegates, will attend government workshops; take part in legislative sessions; and learn about campaigning, party rallies, debating and voting.

“For the second year in a row, Bowling Green State University is excited to welcome Buckeye Girls State back to campus,” BGSU President Rodney K. Rogers said. "As a public university for the public good, we are committed to ensuring this next generation is prepared to civically lead Ohio and beyond. We are grateful to the American Legion Auxiliary of Ohio for their longtime leadership and support of this program that engages our state’s future leaders in such a memorable way.”

As one of the largest Girls State programs in the country, roughly 500 high school delegates and staff members will stay on the BGSU campus as part of the weeklong residential program. The non-partisan, non-political approach to teaching the principles of American government aims to educate, engage and inspire young Ohioans, while also developing leadership and pride as American citizens.

Buckeye Girls State delegates are selected for attendance by American Legion Auxiliary Units from across Ohio based on their leadership qualities, academic achievements and interest in government and current events.

Updated: 06/06/2024 02:33PM