MINSTER — Six soon to be seniors from Minster High School will be among the nearly 900 girls participating in 70th Annual session of Buckeye Girls State at University of Mount Union. The Session begins Sunday, June 12, 2016 and concludes on Saturday, June 18, 2016.
It is a fast paced program of mock government at the state, county and city level. The main objective of the girls State program is to train young women, who have completed their junior year in Senior 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.
Local delegates to Girls State are Alison Bordering, Lisa Borges, Sable Hudson, Sarah Huwer, Rosie Westerbeck and Amanda Winner. Morgan Pohl is an alternate.
Through the generosity of N J Hogenkamp, Stroh, Johnson, The Journeymen Club, H A Dorsten, Civic Association, Minster Bank, Precision Strip, Minster Community Fund and the Minster American Legion Auxiliary they are able to send six delegates. If anyone would like to make a donation to help defray the cost you can do so by mailing a check to: Minster American Legion Auxiliary, P O Box 105, Minster. Assisting at Buckeye Girls State will be Minster American Legion Auxiliary members Deb Meyer in Communications and Diana Hausfeld as a County Government Advisor.
As the girls arrive at Girls State they are assigned to one of two political parties. The residence hall in which they live during the program is their designated county and the floor on which they live is their city. The students will file petitions for candidacy for a variety of offices from governor to city council and participate in the election process. After elections and inaugurations, they will put government in action.
Special guests during the week at Girls State include many elected State officials’ from the house and senate, governors staff, lawyers, magistrates, and members from the Alliance city council, to work hand in hand with Girls State elected officials.