Two seniors-to-be from Upper Sandusky High School will be among the 900 girls participating in the 66th annual session of Buckeye Girls State at the University of Mount Union. The session begins June 10 and concludes on June 16.
It is a fast-paced program of mock government at the state, county and city levels. The main objective of the Girls State program is to train young women, who have completed their junior year in senior high school in the duties, rights and privileges of citizenship by providing the attendees the opportunity to actively participate in a democratic form of government.
Local delegates to Girls State are Angela Massara and Desiree Young. Upper Sandusky American Legion Auxiliary No. 225 are sponsoring the girls. The alternates are Danielle Brodman and Alex Cameron.
As the girls arrive at Girls State, they are assigned to one of two political parties. The residence hall in which they live during the program is their designated county and the floor on which they live is their city. The students will file petitions for candidacy for a variety of offices from governor to city council and participate in the election process. After elections and inaugurations, they will put government in action.
Massara is a daughter of John and Julia Massara. Her school activities include basketball, volleyball, softball, soccer, track, symphonic and jazz band, choir, Upper Class, flag line and dance team, FCA, Leo club, S.A.D.D., student counsel and drama. Her extra-curricular activities include 4-H and church server.
Young is a daughter of Jennifer Young. Her involvement with school activities includes tennis and softball. Outside of school, she is a junior member of the American Legion Auxiliary No. 225, 4-H and Girls Scouts.
Brodman is a daughter of Eugene and Laura Brodman. Her school activities include soccer, basketball, track, National Honor Society, jazz and concert bands, majorette, ONU National Honors Band and student counsel. Outside of school, she is involved in 4-H and a church server for the Transfiguration of the Lord.
Cameron is a daughter of Bryan and Regina Cameron. Her school activities include basketball, volleyball, track, quiz bowl, marching, concert and jazz bands, prom committee, National Honor Society and art club. Outside of class, she is involved with 4-H, ski club and church choir.