2006 Awards

Buckeye Girls State 2006
Awards, Honors and Scholarships

One outstanding Buckeye Girls State delegate will be selected to receive the $1,000 Buckeye Girls State American Legion Auxiliary Department of Ohio Endowment Fund Scholarship. This scholarship is funded by donations from local Auxiliary Units across the state of Ohio. Delegates must be recommended by BGS staff members and go through an interview process.

Kirsten Houge – Westerville


Two Buckeye Girls State delegates will be selected to represent Ohio and Buckeye Girls State in a weeklong exercise in the operation of the Federal Government through the American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation Program. The American Legion Auxiliary National Organization underwrites the transportation as well as the housing and meal costs of all delegates selected to participate in the Girls Nation Program. Delegates must be recommended by BGS staff members and go through an interview process. Selection is based on leadership, cooperation, attitude, knowledge of office and desire.

Danielle Jensen – Perrysburg
Shannon Tarbutton – Washington Court House
1st Alternate
Una Hrnjak – Westerville
2nd Alternate
Yosha Gunasekera – Athens


One individual is selected from BGS delegates to be Ohio's candidate for the Samsung Scholarship. She must be a direct descendant, i.e. child, grandchild, great-grandchild or a legally adopted child, of a U.S. veteran who served during a period of war. The scholarship is for undergraduate study at an accredited U.S. college or university. Her application will be submitted with Girl and Boy Staters from all over the country and a committee will select the winner.

National Finalist
Sara Gosser – Shelby


Ten BGS delegates are selected to participate in the U.S. Senate Youth Program. The program brings high school students to the nation's capitol for a week of introduction to the federal government and United States Senate. The William Randolph Hearst Foundation is and has been the sponsor of this program.

Elizabeth Tredent – Ashtabula
Kirsten Houge – Westerville
Una Hrnjak – Westerville
Kylie Pachol – Warren
Shannon Tarbutton – Washington Court House
Katie Einzig – Youngstown
Yosha Gunasekera – Athens
Lindsey Russo – Middlefield
Danielle Jensen – Perrysburg
Elizabeth Campbell – Mt. Gilead
Beth Votaw – Pioneer
Rachel Berger – Mansfield

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