The female members who represented Wapakoneta High School at the American Legion Auxiliary Buckeye Girls State pose on a painted rock welcoming them to the University of Mount Union. The girls are entering their senior year of high school next year; Kaitlin Hughes, left, Beth Severt, Jenna Sawmiller, Julia Pepple and Megan Watt. (Photo provided)
Five young women entering their senior year of high school were invited to attend this year’s American Legion Auxiliary Buckeye Girls State (BGS) program held at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio.
Wapakoneta High School students Kaitlin Hughes, Julia Pepple, Jenna Sawmiller, Beth Severt and Megan Watt, were recognized by the school administration to participate as delegates in the 2014 week-long program.
The girls have been at BGS since last Sunday and will be returning home today.
Severt said she was interested in BGS for the past few years after talking to previous delegates from WHS.
“When Mr. Minning called me down to the office and told me I had been chosen as a delegate I was excited and proud beyond words,” Severt said. “I felt like I had proven myself as a top member of my class.”
Watt agreed with classmate Severt and said she was happy to be chosen to represent WHS at BGS.
“I was very excited to be chosen to go to BGS,” Watt said. “I was nervous at first, but I’m extremely glad I decided to go.”
For the full story, see the Saturday, June 21 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.