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.