ILHS students selected for Buckeye Boys State

Several Indian Lake High School juniors were chosen to attend the Buckeye Boys State Conference the week of June 15. After an extensive application and interview process, members of Charles Collins American Legion Post 381 selected eight students: Dylan Beltz, son of Daniel and Angie Beltz of Lakeview; Connor Even, son of Jim and Danielle Even of Lewistown; Keegan Falin, son of Wendy Setterlin and Mike Falin, of Lakeview; Morgan Kesler, son of Joyce Kesler of Huntsville, Steven Major, son of Charles and Gloria Major of Russells Point, Jeromy Ridenbaugh, son of Chad and Tonya Ridenbaugh of Lakeview; Cory Sims, son of Anna Hanjora of Russells Point; and Colton Wilson, son of Dan and Jessie Wilson of Waynesfield.

The 2015 Buckeye Boys State conference is being held at Bowling Green State University. The event is designed to give students 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. The camp is sponsored statewide by the American Legion of Ohio and locally by the Charles Collins American Legion Post #381 (Post Commander Bob Coffman), Snapp’s Barber and Beauty Supply, Duff Quarry, Ohio Ready Mix, Hollanshead-Kinsey Insurance, Huntsville Presbyterian Church, Woody’s Diner, Osgood State Bank, Eichholtz, Daring and Sanford Funeral Home, Thompson, Dunlap and Heydinger Law Offices, and individuals John Tuttle, Gabe Wickline and Logan County Commissioner Dustin Wickersham.

Candidates must be juniors in high school, interested in government and current events and have an above average scholastic standing. The young men must also demonstrate high moral character, possess strong leadership skills and have a desire for learning.