Girls state

Pictured from left are Bayley Edwards of Crystal River High School (CRHS); Haley Campbell, CRHS; ABBY Sorenson, CRHS; Billie Allnutt, Lecanto High School (LHS); Hannah Wilson, LHS; and Kiah Frink, LHS.

Six dynamic Citrus County high school juniors left June 5 to attend Girls state in Tallahassee at Florida State University. They were chosen to attend Girls State by Blanton-Thompson American Legion Auxiliary Unit 155. They returned home on June 13.

Florida Girls State is a comprehensive one-week course in state and local government developed to offer youths a better perspective of practical operation and government. The program is a leadership action program totally funded by the American Legion Auxiliary.

The girls will be joined in Tallahassee by 300 juniors from all over the state. They will be given the opportunity to live together as self-governing citizens, electing their own senators, representatives and governor for a fictitious state.

The week also includes a visit to the Capitol building, working in the Senate chambers drafting bills, and meeting important government figures.

For more information about Girls State, call Elfi Baker at 352-564-2548.

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