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June 27, 2013

Local ladies joined Girls State

NORMAN — High school senior girls from Cleveland County joined 416 young women from across the state selected to attend the 72nd annual session of Oklahoma Girls State, hosted at the University of Oklahoma from May 26 through June 1.  

Sponsored and directed by the American Legion Auxiliary, Oklahoma Girls State offers young women the opportunity to participate in citizenship training designed to emulate Oklahoma’s government. It offers educational programs of government instruction for delegates by immersing them in the operations of local, county and state government. Throughout the week, the delegates campaign and elect government officials, including a governor and lieutenant governor and participate in mock legislative sessions and court proceedings.

During the week, Gov. Mary Fallin, Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, former Lt. Gov. Jari Askins, and many other leaders from Oklahoma government addressed the delegates.

Girls from Cleveland County include: Brittany Plange, Moore High School; Sunny Owens, Southmoore High School; Kirstin Olesen, Noble High School; Tori Dropps, Moore High School; Rachel Strouhal, Mt. Saint Mary High School; M’Kaylah Starchman, Lexington High School; Sarah Stuart, Noble High School; Malisha Franklin, Norman High School; Ruthie Anderson, Little Axe High School; Bri Allen, Moore High School; Hannah Slaymaker, Noble High School; Geneva Savage; Asheton Arebalo, Noble High School; Jackie Dyer, Norman North High School; Adiba Khan, Norman North High School; Stephanie Vo, Westmoore High School; Shelby Ellicott, Moore High School; Courtney Harrell, Carl Albert High School; Heather Johnson, Noble High School; Alyssa Gregory, Little Axe High School; and Jennifer Jones, Little Axe High School.

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