Genoa Students Invited to Speak at Ohio Statehood Day

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Eighth grade students from Genoa Middle School were invited to speak at this year’s Ohio Statehood Day celebration at the Ohio Statehouse on March 1.  These pupils have a bill pending in the Ohio House of Representatives, House Bill 143, which proposes making the barn the historical architectural structure of the State of Ohio.  The girls were invited to share information about their bill with the attendees as well as make the centerpieces for the event to educate and promote awareness about their bill.  Adriane Thompson, Sarah Gellner and Anna Borders spoke to 250 professionals dedicated to Ohio history, including archeologists, archivists, preservationists, museum curators, state representatives, and librarians.  The girls also spent time talking to representatives and other attendees who were interested in learning more about H.B. 143.  As awareness and support increases throughout the state, the girls are asking for support from the Westerville Community by visiting their website at or their twitter feed at