9 Young Women Learn About Local Government at Girls State Event

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Pictured: Top Row: Nollie Wilkinson, McKenna Sorenson, Chloe Teuscher, Abbigail Fausett, Tiffany Feichko. Bottom Row: Sydney Ho, Hannah Powell, Allison Prince. Not Pictured Sadie Crompton.

By Vanessa Manual

Nine local ladies were sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 3 to attend Utah Girls State, which took place June 6-11 at Weber State University.

Each of the women was assigned to a city that was named after a past governor. They then had the chance to run for offices in their cities. Each of the women received lessons, conducted by service men and women, on how local and state government work.  

“My favorite thing was the flag burning ceremony and the parliamentary procedures,” said McKenna Sorenson, who was a city secretary and city vice chairwoman as well as a county delegate and secretary for Clyde.    

Hannah Powell’s city was Dern and her offices were city councilwoman, county delegate and judge of election.

“Learning how the government works and making friends with all girls was my favorite thing,” Powell said.  

Sydney Ho got to represent Herbert has the city vice chairwoman, city council state delegate and state secretary woman.

“Meeting all the new girls and going to county commission meeting was my favorite part,” she explained.  

Those in attendance received scholarships and three political science credits that are transferable to universities. On the last day, there was a graduation ceremony and where they received pins and certificates. 

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