PIQUA — American Legion Post 184 has selected juniors Christian Starrett of Piqua High School and Ethan Knapke of Lehman Catholic High School to participate in American Legion Buckeye Boys State, an eight-day hands-on experience in the operation of the democratic form of government, the organization of political parties, and the relationship of one to the other in shaping Ohio government.
Th event will be held June 10-17 on the campus of Miami University, Oxford.
Founded in 1936, Buckeye Boys State is the largest Boys State program in the nation with an attendance of over 1,200 young men annually, representing nearly 600 Ohio high schools, several online high schools, and the home schooled community.
The American Legion Buckeye Boys State program is sponsored by the Ohio American Legion, the largest veterans organization in the sate of Ohio.
At Boys State, young men learn about city, county, and state government through a non-partisan objective education approach. Students are exposed to the rights, privileges, duties and responsibilities of a franchised citizen. The training is objective, practical and non-partisan with city, county and state government operated by students elected to the various offices. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, a band and recreation.
Post 184 is located at 301 W. Water St., Piqua.