Cokeville chooses 2019 Girls State delegates

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Kendra Cook, McKennah Awtrey, Bailee Allred, Skylee Call and Maddy Diers of Cokeville have been selected to attend the American Legion Auxiliary Wyoming Girls State in June in Cheyenne.

Maddy Diers, Kendra Cook, McKenna Awtrey, Bailey Allred and Skylee Call of Cokeville 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, 2019.

American Legion Auxiliary Girls State was established in 1941 and is an annual program designed as a practical experience in self-government, based on Wyowing 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. Maddy Diers, Kendra Cook, McKenna Awtrey, Bailey Allred and Skylee Call were selected for their outstanding achievements, within their school and community, and are sponsored by LaVoy Thornock Unit 40 with help from Post 40.

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