NEW MADISON — Tri-Village High School Junior Rachael Christ has been selected to attend Buckeye Girls State by Unit 245 American Legion Auxiliary, New Madison in June.
Buckeye Girls State is a fast-paced program of mock government at the state, county and city levels.
The main objective of the Girls State program is to train young women who have completed their junior year in high school in the duties, rights and privileges of citizenship by providing the attendee the opportunity to actively participate in a democratic form of government. More than 900 high school girls participate in this week-long government-in-action workshop sponsored by Ohio American Legion Auxiliary.
Also on the agenda was election and installation of officers by Past President Twila Crter. The new leaders will be President Dorothy Shively, First Vice Karyl Eubanks, Second Vice Twila Carter, Treasurer Mary Harter, Secretary/Historian Twila Carter and Chaplain Aline Mogle.
“Poppy Days” in the village of New Madison is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 26 and 27. The theme this year is” Wear A Poppy Proudly, Support Our Veterans.” This is the one time of year that members of Unit 245 American Legion Auxiliary, American Legion and Sons of the Legion join together to pass out poppies of remembrance and collect donations that 100 percent is used for local veterans’ needs, such as the V.A. Hospital, U.S.O., Journey Home and other worthy recognized causes.