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Lake Stevens High School students attend Girls State

 

June 26, 2012

Khianna Calica, Jordan Carlton, Savannah Goguen, Rylie Ploeger and Erica Hadley, students at Lake Stevens High School were sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 181 to attend Evergreen Girls State.

Five students from Lake Stevens High School were sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 181 to attend Evergreen Girls State.

Khianna Calica, Jordan Carlton, Savannah Goguen, Rylie Ploeger and Erica Hadley studied local, county and state government process in the non-partisan political learning experience.

Every spring, the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program provides approximately 25,000 young women with a hands-on educational opportunity designed to instruct tomorrow’s leaders in the privileges and duties of responsible citizenship.

Delegates receive special instruction in parliamentary procedure and organize themselves into two mythical political parties. They then campaign, hold rallies, debate and ultimately vote to elect city, county and state officials.

Once elected to office, delegates are sworn in and perform their prescribed duties. Citizens not elected to office are given appointments and visit the offices of those elected to share their viewpoint as citizens.

Two outstanding citizens, known as “senators,” are selected at each of the 49 Girls State sessions held across the country to represent their state at American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation held in Washington, D.C. in July. Khianna Calica from Lake Stevens will be representing Washington.

 

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