October 25, 2014

Medina
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Students acquire hands-on experience with government

MEDINA — Area boys entering their senior year of high school received lessons in the governmental process this past week at Buckeye Boys State at Bowling Green State University.

Fourteen boys from the county’s high schools represented Medina’s American Legion Post 202 in the simulation, which has been held each year since 1936.

Participants were:
• Highland High School — Alexander Choueiri, Joshua Hadler, Joe Wimer, Christopher Pace, Michael Stupeck, James Downey and Jarob Fillinger.

• Medina High School — Parker Codding (no photo), Andrew White, Thomas Milam and Justin Thompson.

• Buckeye High School — Keegan Gallagher and Timothy Supeck.

• Home-schooled — Caleb Boyer.

More than 1,200 boys from around the state participated in the simulation.

Boys State is an eight-day hands-on experience in the operation of the city, county and state levels of Ohio government.

Participants run for office or apply for jobs and run their own mock state for the week.

American Legion Post 202, Medina Kiwanis Club, Medina Breakfast Kiwanis, Medina Rotary Club, Breakfast Rotary Club, Medina Eagle’s 2242 Lodge, Medina Independent Order of Odd Fellows and five individual sponsors made it possible for the boys to attend.