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WSM Graduate Named President at Buckeye Girls State

Leadership at its Highest Potential: Buckeye Girls State 2013
by Nikita Ajmera ’14 NDA/ '10 WSM

Nikita at Buckeye Girls StateThis summer, I was selected to attend the 67th annual Buckeye Girls State 2013. Buckeye Girls State is a program where you participate in a mock government and run for different positions within the government. You live on a college campus with 900 other girls for a week and are essentially a “citizen” of a city belonging to a political party. You learn more about all facets of government than you would in one semester of high school. At BGS, I was President of the Senate. As president, I led the Senate through over 40 bills/resolutions, led a joint session with the House of Representatives, heard Ohio Governor Kasich speak as well as Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine speak, and spoke during the entire closing ceremony in front of 1,200 people. At Buckeye Girls State, I learned about government, leadership, how to be a team player, and how to work hard while finding time to have fun in between. It was an experience of a lifetime.

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