Lessons in leadership and patriotism are the order of the day, thanks to the American Legion Auxiliary. The organization sponsors the Girls’ State program.
In the weeklong event - held at SUNY Brockport in July 2019, the Girls’ State Citizens will learn about our government and Constitution. They will build a fictitious government, participate in campaign rallies, speeches, platform committees, and create bills.
A Tonawanda High School student participant will work with other students from across New York State. The students will gain confidence in their roles, duties and responsibilities as citizens in the United States of America.
The faculty chose the nominees on the basis of outstanding qualities of leadership, patriotism, scholarship and maturity. Being nominated is an honor and a tribute to the students.
This year's nominees for Girls' State were Tessa Ambuski, Abigail Hankinson, Madylyn Taylor, Corynne Wildrick, Georgia Corbett, Emma Feinen, Alyssa King and Morgan LaDue. An interview process was conducted for the interested girls by members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 264. The interviewees were Georgia Corbett, Emma Feinen, Alyssa King and Morgan LaDue.
Tonawanda proudly announces this year’s Girls’ State representative is Alyssa King, and the alternate is Emma Feinen!
Above: From left, Emma Feinen (alternate) and Alyssa King (Girls' State Citizen).