Rachel Howard of LaBarge has been selected to attend the 75th Annual session of American Legion Auxiliary Wyoming Girls State to be held on the campus of Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, June 11-17, 2017.
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 similation of the political and governmental process.
Rachel was selected for her outstanding achievements, within her own school and community, and is sponsored by LaBarge American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 88, of LaBarge Wyoming.