|Hoosier Girls State Delegates selected|
The following girls, who are juniors at their respective high schools, have been selected by the Wilbur M. Ruby Post 204 The American Legion Auxiliary in Sellersburg as Delegates to the 2014 session of Hoosier Girls State. Hoosier Girls State will be held June 22- 28 at Trine University in Angola.
The Delegates are:
*Silver Creek junior Ashleigh Smith. She is the daughter of Jennifer Voignier. Smith is being co-sponsored by The New Washington State Bank.
*Silver Creek junior Sarah Brown. She is the daughter of Jill and Dennis Brown.
*Henryville junior Miranda Ridener. She is the daughter of Janet and Rick Ridener.
*Henryville junior Alison Prather. She is the daughter of Alisa and Jason Prather.
They will join approximately 650 other outstanding young women for this program designed to educate the leaders of tomorrow in the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of citizenship. This session of government and practical politics is non-political.
Citizens begin their week-long adventures by registering to vote. They receive an assignment to a mythical political party, which at registration time has no political organization or party beliefs/ platforms. All these will be established by the Delegates within three days into the session.
Delegates also must file for an elected office on the city, county or state level. She then conducts her political campaign complete with speeches and campaign materials.
Once elected to office, Delegates are sworn in and perform the duties as described for that position. Non-elected Delegates are given appointments as well as encouraged to visit the offices of those elected to communicate their needs as citizens.