Missouri Girl’s State attendees selected

 Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 10:46 am

Missouri Girl’s State attendees (back row) Amanda Jo Talbot (left) and Tara O’Brien (right) and (front row) Kristy Burkemper (left) and Sheyana Curtis (right).

Missouri Girl’s State attendees (back row) Amanda Jo Talbot (left) and Tara O’Brien (right) and (front row) Kristy Burkemper (left) and Sheyana Curtis (right).

Tara O’Brien, Sheyana Curtis, Kristy Burkemper and Amanda Jo Talbot have been selected to attend the 2014 Session of Missouri Girl’s State on the campus of  the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg MO  the week of June 22-28.

Ashley Thompson is the alternate.

Missouri Girls State is an intensive week of government study and Americanism training sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.

Americanism involves the study of proper flag etiquette, the respect that the American Flag is due and a greater awareness of its importance and significance in American History.

The Girls State program provides young women the opportunity to come together to study city, county and state government.

It enforces the understanding that every person is an integral part of the political process and has a responsibility to make tomorrow a better time- the world a better place regardless of religious or political beliefs.

It provides an opportunity to form a local government structure to deal with problems and situations as they arise to see the political process work effectively.

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 226 sponsored two of the young ladies and financial support from the Study Club and DOM Club permitted us to send a total of four Delegates this year.

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