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Girl State applications

Published 9:19am Monday, April 29, 2013

To the editor:

Girls state time is here in June. Girls State is a leadership program sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. Every state has its own program. It is an honor to be chosen to attend this weeklong program.

Only girls within the top 15 % of their class are eligible as they go into their senior year this fall.

Each girl or citizen as they are called pays her own way, but is reimbursed after she comes and gives a short report to our auxiliary.

I was very disappointed when the school commenter reported that no girl had applied. I wonder if they realize the great opportunity they are missing.

There are still a few slots open so if some girl wishes to apply, there is still time. I’m hoping that someone will reconsider.

~ Jane JankeColumbus

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