Volunteer Girls State is set for May 29 to June 4 on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville and five local representatives have been selected to participate.
Representing Warren County High School as delegates are Kara Brooke Deason and Taylor Elizabeth Johnson. WCHS alternates are Holly Sue Morgan and Emily Caroline Womack.
For Boyd Christian School, the delegate is Kaci Taylor Lupo.
The mission of Girls State is to provide an outstanding and unique educational opportunity for young women that instills the basic principles of American government.
Girls State, organized in 1937, is a practical application of Americanism and good citizenship, organizers say. It’s a non-partisan, non-political attempt to teach in youth a love of country and God. The national committee to direct the program was created in 1946 by the National Convention of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Girls State provides citizenship training for girls who have completed their junior year of high school to afford them an opportunity to live together as self-governing citizens. The session seeks to inform them of the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of American citizenship so they may understand and participate in the functioning of their government so they may assume those responsibilities when they become adults.