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Carbon County girls to attend American Legion state session


Perri Freeman, of Hanna-Elk Mountain-Medicine Bow (HEM) High School, and Ellen Kenneda, of Elk Mountain, were selected to attend the 74th session of American Legion Auxiliary Wyoming Girls State to be held on the campus of Northwest College in Powell, June 11-18.

American Legion Auxiliary Girls State was established in 1941 as an annual program for practical experience in self-government, based on Wyoming State Government. Wyoming Girls State was not held in 1944 and 1945 due to WWII.

Girls State is non-partisan and non-political in that no existing party is promoted. The program emphasizes the importance of government in modern life and educates young women in the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of American citizenship.

It awakens a sincere conviction that a well-informed, intelligent, participating citizenry is vital to protect and preserve our American institutions and our democracy. These goals are achieved by actual participation in a simulation of the political and governmental process.

Freeman and Kenneda were selected for their outstanding achievements, within their schools and communities, and are sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary, William Horne Unit #64 from Medicine Bow, Wyo. and several other community organizations.


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