While most students took the summer off to relax, travel, and spend time with friends and family, three Franklin Heights High School (FHHS) students were among several district participants who spent their summer at the prestigious Buckeye Boys State leadership forum.
FHHS students Michael Freeman, Richmond Honkpo, and Muhaydin Rasmi participated in the eight-day camp at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Through the Buckeye Boys State program students are exposed to fundamental and nonpartisan government principles in local, county and state elections and governmental functions which prepare them for leadership roles as patriotic American citizens.
For all three students, the program provided them with an array of experiences they soon will not forget.
“The most valuable part to me is this proved that being there and being actively engaged makes everything more worthy,” said senior Michael Freeman. “This event helped me to learn how to connect on a group-basis and has prepared me and my pupils for all we are going to experience in the future.”
“Buckeye Boys State meant a lot to me to be selected for that group. It showed how teachers, counselors and other staff in the building view me as a leader”, said senior Richmond Honkpo. “It was great to make life-long connections through this experience.”
Muyhaydin Rasmi, also a senior at FHHS, said, “It was a great opportunity for me, I got to meet other people who have the same goals and the same work ethic as me to work together to run a government together. I made great friends that I will be friends with for life.
In the future, all three students are hoping to pursue secondary education and pursue careers in business/marketing or biomedical biology.
For more information about the program, visit https://www.ohiobuckeyeboysstate.com/
2023 Buckeye Boys and Girls State Applications to become available later on this semester.