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Local girls attend American Legion conference

Jun 9, 2017 - From staff reports

Alison Johnson of Wind River High School and Jaitlyn Pettit of Riverton High School have been selected to attend the 75th session of American Legion Auxiliary Wyoming Girls State to be held next week on the campus of Laramie County Community College in Cheyenn.

American Legion Auxiliary Girls State was established in 1941 and is an annual program designed as a practical experience in self-government, based on Wyoming's state government. Wyoming Girls State was not held in 1944 and 1945 due to World War II. 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.

These goals are achieved by actual participation in a simulation of the political and governmental process.

Johnson and Pettit were selected for their achievements, within their schools and community, and are sponsored by Riverton Legion Auxiliary Post 19 and the Riverton Kiwanis.

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