HANNIBAL - The American Legion Post 760 has selected delegates for Buckeye Boys State and Buckeye Girls State.
Wesley Lloyd, a junior at River High School, is a delegate to Buckeye Boys State 2014 at Bowling Green University. Lloyd will participate in an eight-day, hands on workshop in the principles and organization of Ohio government, which begins on June 8. Young men from all over the state of Ohio will gain knowledge about Ohio government to benefit them in problems of democracy, political science, and AP government classes their senior year.
Lloyd is the son of Mike and Kitty Lloyd of Hannibal. He is a member of the River High School Quiz Bowl, Civics Challenge Team, Junior Executive Committee, Prom Committee, is an Americanism winner and was inducted into the National Honor Society this year.
American Legion Post 760 Buckeye Girls State 2014 delegates are, from left, Mackenzie Marshall, Amanda Bennett and Katie Thomas.
American Legion Post 760 Buckeye Boys State 2014 delegate is Wesley Lloyd.
Buckeye Boys State was founded in 1936 and is the largest Boys State program in the nation with more than 1,300 young men participating each year.
River High School juniors Amanda Bennett, Mackenzie Marshall, and Katie Thomas were selected as delegates to Buckeye Girls State 2014 on the campus of the University of Mount Union, Alliance, Ohio, June 15 21. The Legion received a generous donation from Bob Spear to help make this possible for these students. These young ladies will participate in a week long, intensive workshop to learn about the mechanics of local and state government and gain knowledge in areas of citizenship, patriotism and the love of God and country.
Bennett is the daughter of Ron and Pam Bennett of Hannibal and is a member of the River High School National Honor Society. She also was the 2013 RHS HOBY Ambassador and has achieved her 100 volunteer hours for HOBY. Bennett also participated in the Chain Reaction Contraption, Quiz Bowl, JETS, Civics Challenge team, Junior Executive Committee member, and she is an honor student.
Marshall is the daughter of Mark and Jennifer Marshall of Sardis. She is a member of the National Honor Society, an honor student, Quiz Bowl, Spanish Club, and played on the RHS volleyball, basketball and softball teams. Marshall volunteers at the Sardis Manna program to assist others in need.
Thomas is the daughter of Bill and Sheila Thomas of Hannibal. She has participated in the Ohio Legislative Summit, is on the honor roll and is a member of the French Club and the RHS track and cross country teams. Outside of school, she volunteers at Broken Timber to assist youth in learning fishing skills.
More than 900 girls will participate in the 68th annual session of Buckeye Girls State. It is a fast-paced program of mock government at the state, county and city levels. The main objective of the Girls State program is to train young women, who have completed their junior year in high school, in the duties, rights and privileges of citizenship by providing the attendee the opportunity to actively participate in a democratic form of government.