The American Legion Post No. 417 located at 27 Clark St. in Mount Sterling has selected Clayton Buck for this year’s Buckeye Boys State Delegate to be held Sunday, June 11 through Sunday, June 18 on the campus of Miami University in Oxford.
This is a fast paced program of mock government at the state, county and city levels. Participants are exposed to the duties, rights and privileges of citizenship by providing the attendee the opportunity to actively participate in a democratic form of government.
The training is objective, practical and non-partisan. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, a band and recreation.
He is the son of Tom and Leanne Buck of Mount Sterling. He is the grandson of Frank and Sandy Buck of Columbus, along with Jean Isaacs and Elmer Mason, and the late Leon Isaacs of Mount Sterling.
He is very active in community, work and school activities. He is president of the Mud Run Hustlers 4-H Club, member of his high school golf team, volunteers at the Mt. Sterling Public Library, and is employed part-time by Gordon Food Service Store and Buck’s Property Services mowing yards. In addition, he is taking College Credit Plus classes. Also, attends and plays the drum set at the London Church of The Nazarene.
In the fall, he will be a senior at Grove City Christian High School. He is a member of the National Honor Society. Also, at Columbus State, he is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society for community colleges. After high school, he plans to pursue a degree in the field of engineering, and furthermore, he is planning to obtain a pilot’s license.
As his grandfathers served in the military during the Korean and Vietnam War era, he considers it to be an honor to be a member of the Sons of the American Legion, and is very appreciative for their service along with others service to our country to allow for our freedoms.