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2008 Highlights

Buckeye Girls State 2008
Program Highlights

The 62nd annual session of The American Legion Auxiliary Buckeye Girls State will be held at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio. Over nine hundred girls from 88 Ohio counties will descend upon this campus for a hands-on experience with a working government. Each girl is assigned a political party, city and county. Their cities are named after famous Ohio women and their counties are named after Past Department Presidents of the Ohio American Legion Auxiliary.

Sunday, June 15


1:00pm - 3:00pm

Delegate Registration

Campus Gym

3:00pm - 4:30pm

City Mixer & Campus Exploration

In Each City

8:00pm

Official Opening

Keynote Speaker: Jade Noble, 2007 BGS Governor

Upper Convocation Center

Monday, June 16


9:00am - 2:15pm

Workshops in Government

Various Campus Locations

2:30pm

County Government Party Caucuses

Various Campus Locations

6:45pm

State Government Party Caucuses

Upper Convocation Center


Tuesday, June 17


9:00am - 11:00am

County Government Party Caucuses

Various Campus Locations

2:30pm

State Government Party Caucuses

Upper Convocation Center

7:30pm

City Rallies

In Each City


Wednesday, June 18


7:30am - 9am

City General Elections

In Each City

9:15am

State Rallies

Upper Convocation Center

11:00am - 12:30pm

County & State Primary Elections

Campus Gym

2:15pm

County Rallies

Various Locations

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Debate & Party Demonstrations

Upper Convocation Center

6:00pm - 7:30pm

County & State General Elections

Campus Gym

8:00pm

City Government Celebration

Keynote Speaker: TBD

Upper Convocation Center


Thursday, June 19


9:00am - 10:15am

Government Setup, Orientation & Functioning

Various Campus Locations

10:30am - 11:45am

State Patrol Graduation

Upper Convocation Center

1:30pm - 4:45pm

All Levels of Government Functioning

Various Campus Locations

8:00pm

County & State Government Celebration

BGS Governor's Inaugural Address

Upper Convocation Center


Friday, June 20


9:00am-ll:45am

All Levels of Government Functioning

Various Campus Locations

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Visit from Ohio Governor Strickland

Upper Convocation Center

2:30pm - 4:45pm

All Levels of Government Functioning & BGS Government Tour

Various Campus Locations

7:30pm-10:00pm

All Levels of Government Functioning

Various Campus Locations


Saturday, June 21


9:00am - 10:30am

Government Shutting Down

Various Campus Locations

11:00am - 12:00pm

Joint Session of BGS House & Senate
BGS Governor's State of the State Address

Upper Convocation Center

12:15pm

Citizens of BGS are free to leave

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