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Boardman senior selected for Teen Ambassador Board

August 8, 2018
J.T. Whitehouse , The Town Crier

Last month, Ohio Attorney General Mike De Wine announced the more than 300 students who will be representing 52 Ohio counties after being named to his office's Teen Ambassador Board for the upcoming school year. The participants represent more than 160 schools throughout the state.

"We created this board to give Ohio high school students an opportunity to learn about law and government and to hear their ideas," Attorney General DeWine said. "We look forward to working with this group of students."

Part of the mission of the Teen Ambassador Board is to give the students serving on it a look at Ohio law and government, from the inside. The Board is open to high school seniors and Juniors from any Ohio school, including public, private, home, charter and on-line schools.

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Boardman High School senior Daniel Turillo has been selected as one of 300 Ohio students from 52 Ohio counties who will be serving on Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine;s Teen Ambassador Board for the coming school year.

From Boardman High School, senior Daniel Turillo, son of Jerry and Megan Turillo, was accepted after he went through the application process.

"The BHS Guidance Counselor Richard Smrek gave me the application and I applied," Turillo said. "I had to write an essay on a problem and ways to change that."

The problem he wrote about was the BHS History Bowl program. It was actually lacking at BHS until Turillo put a team together that not only made it to the nationals, but almost made the finals as well.

"We qualified for the International History Bowl in Berlin, but it just cost too much to send a team," Turillo said.

With his involvement and his deep interest in history and political science, Turillo was a shoo-in for the Ambassador program. Over the course of this school year Turillo will join the other board members as they advise the Attorney General's Office on issues relating to teens, and they work with their peers to develop solutions.

They also attend presentations, hear from elected officials, interact with assistant attorneys general, and have the opportunity to participate in events around the state.

The year for Turillo will begin with an orientation next week, where he will meet other students from around Ohio who are on the board. They will also take part in conferences where their opinions will be taken into consideration.

During the 2018 Two Days in May Conference on Victim Assistance and the 2017 Law Enforcement Conference, board members presented workshops on popular apps that teens use to help attendees understand the apps, potential dangers, and available security measures. Turillo is expecting to take part in a similar conference and is ready to help.

"I am hoping to positively impact our community and state," he said. "It will be neat to bring a younger person's perspective on thing, and one from this area."



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