PHS junior will work with AG DeWine’s office to bring teen issues forward –
By Patricia Beech –
Kaylee Ferguson, a junior in the Ohio Valley School District, was recently chosen to serve on Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s Teen Ambassador Board (TAB) for the 2018-19 school year.
Ferguson, a junior at Peebles High School, was chosen from among more than 300 students representing 32 counties and 160 high schools across the state.
“I’m so blessed to have the opportunity to represent Adams County on the Attorney General’s Teen Board,” she posted on her Facebook page after being named to DeWine’s Teen Board.
The board is open to high school juniors and seniors from public, private, home, charter, and online schools across Ohio.
According to Attorney General DeWine, the mission of the Teen Ambassador Board is twofold: to educate Ohio’s future leaders and to provide a stage for their contributions.
“We look forward to working with this group of students,” DeWine wrote in an email to the People’s Defender, adding, “We created this board to give Ohio high school students an opportunity to learn about Ohio’s laws and government – and to hear their ideas.”
The Teen Board members will not only advise the Attorney General’s Office on issues relating to teens, they will also work with their peers to develop solutions.
Additionally, they will attend presentations, hear from elected officials, interact with assistant attorneys general, and have the opportunity to participate in events around the state such as the Two Days in May Conference on Victim Assistance where Ferguson and other Board members presented workshops on popular apps that teens use to help attendees understand the apps, potential dangers, and available security measures.