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Creek Valley Students to Attend Cornhusker Girls State

 


Grace Timm, Caitlyn Cabela and Jordan Bocock, all students at Creek Valley High School, have been selected to attend American Legion Auxiliary Cornhusker Girls State.

The three students were selected based on selection criteria through Auxiliary Unit 17 and Creek Valley High School. They will study local, county and state government processes in this nonpartisan 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 their elected or appointed counterparts in actual state, county and city government.

Two outstanding citizens, known as “senators,” are selected at each of the 50 Girls State sessions held across the country to represent their state at American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation held in Washington, D.C. In July.

 

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