A total of 1,325 high school juniors from across Ohio attended the American Legion's Buckeye Boys State from June 11-19 at Bowling Green State University. Some details:
What it is: Founded in 1936, Buckeye Boys State is the largest of the 50 similar programs in the United States. It teaches participants about the democratic process.
What they did: Participants created a mock state and learned hands-on about the bipartisan system. They also learned about city, county and state governments.
Who attended: Ronald Tabus, Daniel Rotar and Michael Perry, Cardinal Mooney High School; David Shilling and Ryan Farr, Boardman High School; Peter Psaras and Matthew Arrowsmith, Campbell Memorial High School; Brien Piersol, Mineral Ridge High School; Raymond Michaels and George Kiraly, McDonald High School; Justin Macella, Lowellville High School; John Cetor, Aric Allen, John Mock, Brian Ramunno and Steven Beachler, Austintown Fitch High School; Jeff Zatchok and Josh Mies, Western Reserve High School; Jordan Zamary, Jason Tingler and Brendan Keiper, Hubbard High School; Andrew Hospodar IV, Jackson-Milton High School; Matt Hiznay, Poland Seminary High School; and Adrian Russ of Youngstown, no high school listed.