ALLIANCE, Ohio - Ashley Dawes of Chester was a Buckeye Girls State delegate June 16-22 at the University of Mount Union.
Dawes, an East Liverpool High School student, served in the role of city school board member during the event.
Buckeye Girls State is a week-long program designed to educate young women in the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of good citizenship. By getting involved in this active hands-on process, delegates learn about city, county and state government. Nearly 900 high school seniors participated in this year's event.
The Girls State program was organized as a national Americanism activity by the 1937 American Legion Auxiliary National Convention. The first Girls State was held in Washington D.C. in 1947.
For more information about Buckeye Girls State, visit www.buckeyegirlsstate.org.