|American Legion Auxiliary hosts Buckeye Girls, Boys State delegates|
|Wednesday, October 02, 2013 12:04 AM|
The Kerner-Slusser American Legion Auxiliary Unit #63 and the American Legion Post #63 were able to send nine ladies and 10 men from area schools this year. The schools represented were Kalida High School, Miller City High School and Ottawa-Glandorf High School.
The Buckeye Girls State ladies were Stephanie Hempfling, Monica Maas and Sydney Klausing from O-G, all sponsored by Unit #63; Justine Verhoff from Kalida High School sponsored by Darlene and Denny Hanneman; Ellison Wenzinger from Miller City High School sponsored by Miller City Post Adjutant Brian Aller; Taylor Basinger from O-G sponsored by Ottawa Rotary; Michelle Duriat from O-G sponsored by Ottawa Kiwanis; Kaitlin Lammers from O-G sponsored by Mary and Jerry Brickner; and Jenny Meyer from O-G sponsored by the American Legion Post #63 Commander Bill Roberts.
The Buckeye Boys State men were Adam Schimmoeller, Ralph Recker and Richard Emry all from Ottawa-Glandorf High School sponsored by Post #63; Jonah VonderEmbse from O-G sponsored by the sons of American Legion Squadron #63; Tyler Freeman from O-G sponsored by Ottawa-Glandorf Jaycees; Harris Reinstedler from O-G\ sponsored by Jerry and Mary Brickner; Derek Ebbeskotte from O-G sponsored by Ottawa Kiwanis; Kevin Mo from O-G sponsored by Ottawa Rotary; Tadd Buckus of Kalida High School sponsored by the Kalida Knights of Columbus; and Michael Lammers of Miller City High School sponsored by Miller City Sportsmen Club.
Also in attendance was Gloria Verbeke, director at Buckeye Girls State for the Department of Ohio American Legion Auxiliary.