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2009 Program Highlights

The 63rd 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 14


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: Elizabeth Harter, 2008 BGS Governor

Upper Convocation Center

Monday, June 15


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 16


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 17


7:30am - 9:00am

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 18


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 19


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 20


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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