The chosen ones – Area delegates selected for Girls State |

The chosen ones – Area delegates selected for Girls State

Three Nevada County high school juniors will attend California Girls State at Pitzer College in Claremont from June 26 to July 2.

Young women are selected by high school faculty based on the candidates’ scholastic ability, community involvement, and their interest in government. The difficult task of selecting one delegate from each school is the responsibility of members of Frank Gallino Unit 130 of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Girls State is the American Legion Auxiliary’s outstanding-citizenship program. During their week at Girls State, the delegates will live as citizens of a “city.” They will participate in governing their city, county, and California Girls State. They will learn the responsibilities of voting and holding elected offices.

Two California Girls State Citizens will be selected by their fellow citizens to attend Girls Nation as Senators in Washington, D.C., in July.

Bear River High School’s delegate is Alicia Guerra; first alternate is Kacie Fredrickson; and second alternate is Rebecca Launder. The 2004 Citizen was Kaitlyn Spak.

Forest Lake Christian High School’s delegate is Christy Humphrey; first alternate is Sarah Hodges; second alternate is Mackenzie Deneen; and third alternate is Carrie Guemann. The 2004 Citizen was Laura Columbel.

Nevada Union High School’s delegate is Tawny Stedman; first alternate is Lucienne McKirdy; and the second alternate is Alexandra Jackson. The 2004 Citizen was Ashley Griggs.

Delegates will attend a Girls State Orientation on April 24 at the Veterans Hall, Royer Park, Roseville.

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