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Published: 6/16/2013 - Updated: 1 year ago


Buckeye Boys State program

The annual Buckeye Boys State program at Bowling Green State University concluded Sunday, June 16, 2013, in the Stroh Center. Sponsored by the Ohio American Legion, Buckeye Boys State is an eight-day program where students from across Ohio learn about democratic form of government, the organization of political parties, and the relationship of one to the other in shaping Ohio government. CLICK ON ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW.

Jack Pietras of the Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Post 587, Toledo, salutes. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jack Pietras of the Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Post 587, Toledo, salutes.
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The Stroh Center is packed during the Buckeye Boys State Ecumenical Church Service and graduation ceremony. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Stroh Center is packed during the Buckeye Boys State Ecumenical Church Service and graduation ceremony.
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Maxx Davidson of Ashland recites a prayer during the graduation ceremony. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Maxx Davidson of Ashland recites a prayer during the graduation ceremony.
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Bob Oehlers, a 1985 Whitmer High School alumnus and 1989 West Point graduate, honors Clinton Longenecker, a member of Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Post 587 in Toledo. Mr. Longenecker is an Army WWII veteran who participated in D-Day at Omaha Beach. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Bob Oehlers, a 1985 Whitmer High School alumnus and 1989 West Point graduate, honors Clinton Longenecker, a member of Conn-...
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Mort Edgington and his wife Liz, of Toledo are honored. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mort Edgington and his wife Liz, of Toledo are honored.
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Bob Oehlers, a 1985 Whitmer High School alumnus and 1989 West Point graduate, speaks during the ceremony. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Bob Oehlers, a 1985 Whitmer High School alumnus and 1989 West Point graduate, speaks during the ceremony.
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Whitmer High School rising senior Casey Holsten, left, shakes hands with Bob Oehlers after introducing him. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Whitmer High School rising senior Casey Holsten, left, shakes hands with Bob Oehlers after introducing him.
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Whitmer High School rising senior Casey Holsten introduces guest speaker Bob Oehlers, a 1985 Whitmer High School alumnus and 1989 West Point graduate. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Whitmer High School rising senior Casey Holsten introduces guest speaker Bob Oehlers, a 1985 Whitmer High School alumnus and 1989 ...
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Judson McDaniel of Portage honors former Boys Stater and Bowling Green resident Steven Shaner, who was killed in Vietnam in 1969. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Judson McDaniel of Portage honors former Boys Stater and Bowling Green resident Steven Shaner, who was killed in Vietnam in ...
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Buckeye Boys State participants sing a final song as they end their ceremony. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Buckeye Boys State participants sing a final song as they end their ceremony.
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