Two attending Girls State


NEW ULM — The American Legion Auxiliary in New Ulm is sponsoring two students to attend the 71st annual American Legion Auxiliary Girls State, which will be held June 11-17 at Bethel University in St. Paul.

Sarah Preisinger, daughter of Randy and Ellen Preisinger, and Rebecca Schwarz, daughter of Joel and Kathleen Schwarz, will participate in a program to develop Americanism and good citizenship. Girls State “citizens” study Minnesota state, city and county government processes. They are divided into two political parties, formulate their own cities, electing officials, then move on to county and finally state government. Activities include political party campaigning, caucusing, debating adn voting.

Other activities include reporting, public speaking and debates, singing, group devotions, patriotic ceremonies, and mock judicial and mock House and Senate committees.


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