Georgia Girl State Program
Pictured(l-R) Janell Mills, Vianna Salazar and Asia Cladd
C. B. Dowdell American Legion Auxilliary Unit 558 Sponsored three Americus High School Juniors to participate in the 2018-2019 Georgia Girl State Program at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. It is a National program of the American Legion Auxilliary and is a course of instruction in, as well as, a practical application of the fundamental principles and procedures of city, county and state government under the American system. A session usually lasting five days, is conducted by each of the 50 states and
District of Columbia with the top-ranking high school girls as citizens. This program is for rising seniors in good standing and with a grade point average of 3.0 or above. Miss Kim Merritt selected these young ladies were taught about the General Assembly, inspirational flag raising and lowering, swearing
in elected officers for a city, county and state elections. They were also taught how to issue, collect and count ballots. They were told the importance of exercising their right to vote, how to give inspirational speeches, making and debating bills in the house and senate, and how to get along with others. The experience was based on the future of the youth.