Lessons in leadership and patriotism are the order of the day, thanks to the American Legion. The organization sponsors the Girls State program.
In the weeklong event - held at SUNY Brockport in July 2018 - the Girls State Citizens will learn about our government and Constitution. They will build a fictitious government, participate in campaign rallies, speeches, platform committees, and create bills.
A Tonawanda High School student participant will work with other students from across New York State. The students will gain confidence in their roles, duties and responsibilities as citizens in the United States of America.
The faculty chose the nominees on the basis of outstanding qualities of leadership, patriotism, scholarship and maturity. Being nominated is an honor and a tribute to the students.
This year’s nominees for Girls State were: Paris Miller, Kelsey Wood, Katie Opalinski, Caitlin Hodge, Meadow Wright and Alexandria Heffle.
An interview process was conducted for the interested girls by members of the American Legion. Tonawanda proudly announces this year’s Girls State representative is Paris Miller, and the alternate is Kelsey Wood!