Link, Bailey attending Girls State

McKenna Link and Bailey Barker of Evanston High School are attending Wyoming Girls State in Cheyenne this week. (COURTESY PHOTO)

McKenna Link and Bailey Barker of Evanston High School have been selected to attend the 77th session of American Legion Auxiliary Wyoming Girls State to be held on the campus of Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, June 9-15.

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 state government.

Wyoming Girls State was not held in 1944 and 1945 due to WWII. 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. It awakens a sincere conviction that a well-informed, intelligent, participating citizenry is vital to protect and preserve our American institutions and our democracy. These goals are achieved by actual participation in a simulation of the political and governmental process.

Link and Barker were selected for their outstanding achievements, within their own school and community and is sponsored by Medicine Butte American Legion Post 41 in Evanston.

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