HENNEPIN — The Hennepin American Legion Auxiliary has selected Madelyn Dzierzynski to attend Girls State, set for June 17-23 at Easter Illinois University.
Girls State is a week-long program dedicated to providing training for young women in city, county and state government. They are placed into a two-party system and will run for office, campaign, vote and write legislation pertinent to American Legion Auxiliary Illini Girls State, as well as the state and nation.
Along with forming their own government of these three levels, they will also hear from guest speakers in the political arena (present and past), veterans and/or active servicemen and women, American Legion Auxiliary members and motivational speakers. Americanism and flag etiquette are taught this week as well.
Along with the educational benefits and the importance of voting and getting involved in community, state and nation, their goal is also to give young women confidence and knowledge to go forward in their adult lives and not be afraid to go for their dreams.