Swanton American Legion Auxiliary sent two Swanton High School students to Buckeye Girls State, Jordan Furko, left, and Hannah Gombash, right. In addition to the student delegation, the auxiliary’s First Vice President Rita Thie, center, worked the week long event. Over 800 students from across the state of Ohio come together at Mount Union College in Alliance to learn about local government with a little over 100 volunteer auxiliary ladies to organize and coordinate the historic adventure. BGS is a week-long program in June designed to educate Ohio’s young women in the duties, privileges, rights, and responsibilities of good citizenship. By getting involved in the process, BGS delegates learn more about city, county and state government in one week than they will in an entire semester of high school. Gombash was elected as the dog warden and to the city book committee in Stoy City, while Furko was elected as municipal court clerk and city librarian I to Withrow City.
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