Local students headed to American Legion Auxiliary Girls State
Emily Day of Wauneta-Palisade High School has been selected to attend American Legion Auxiliary Cornhusker Girls State. Day was selected based on criteria of Auxiliary Unit 304 of Wauneta. Day 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 49 Girls State sessions held across the county to represent their state at American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation held in Washington, D.C. in July.
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