Four Morrow County High School juniors have been selected to attend Buckeye Boys and Buckeye Girls State this year.
Attending from Cardington will be Abby Mollett. Mount Gilead junior girls attending are Alex Kauser and Savannah Christian and attending Buckeye Boys State will be Mount Gilead junior Gavin Graham.
The three girls are sponsored by Jenkins-Vaughan Unit 97 of the American Legion, Cardington, and Graham is sponsored by Johnsville American Legion Post 754.
Buckeye Girls State will be held June 15 to 21 at Mount Union College. The event is an experience in government with mock elections held and meetings carried out. Buckeye Boys State follows a similar format and will be held June 8-15 at Bowling Green State University.
Mollett, is the daughter of Hope and Kenny Mollett and is active with the school year book and plays volleyball.
Christian, daughter of Nicole Huffer, is active with the Mount Gilead High School’s theater and is a varsity athlete in swimming. She is an eight year member of 4-H and has served as a camp counselor.
Kauser is the daughter of Richard Kauser and Theresa Kauser and is active with the Mount Gilead Show Choir, the Mount Gilead Theater/Drama; the Morrow/Crawford High School Democrats, the Ohio YMCA, has been a 4-H Camp counselor and is a Youth in Government participant.
Graham, the son of Matthew and Robyn Graham, is 17 years old and began his interest in politics during his freshman year and has enjoyed it since that time.
He is president of his junior class and was recently elected to be the student council president for 2014-15.
He attended the YMCA Youth in Government program as a state representative and he made a three day trip to the state Capitol building to work in the legislative process. He is also involved with the arts and is a returning varsity letterman for the Golf team. He also volunteers many hours with organizations such as the National Honor Society, Key Club, and the HOBY program. He is honored to be given the chance to represent Mount Gilead and the school district this summer at Buckeye Boys State.