Weakley County Girls Serve As Delegates
Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2009 10:06 pm
LOCAL GIRLS SERVE AS DELEGATES — The 2009 Girls State Delegates from American Legion Unit 55 in Martin were Libbi Wilson and Katelyn Veteto. The girls spent a full week in Murfreesboro actively participating in various aspects of government and They reported back to the Unit during the June meeting telling of their experiences and the opportunities that Girls State offers young women. Wilson is the daughter of Brad and Becky Wilson and Veteto is the daughter of Michelle and Scottie Leverette. American Legion Auxiliary Girls State is a nonpartisan program that teaches young women responsible citizenship and love for God and Country. Since the inception of the Girls State program in 1937, nearly 1 million young people have had the opportunity to learn firsthand how their state and local government works. High school girls who have completed their junior year spend an intensive week of study, working together as self-governing citizens at Auxiliary-sponsored Girls State programs. Participants learn how to participate in the functioning of their state’s government in preparation for their future roles as responsible adult citizens.
2009 Girls State Delegates, American Legion Unit 55, Katelyn Veteto, Martin, Tennessee Libbi Wilson