Jones, Quick chosen for Empire Girls State

girlsBy Jaime Thomas

Out of the top third of females in the junior class at Granville High School, one young woman was chosen Monday to participate in Empire Girls State.

Hannah Jones was selected out of nine girls with Lauren Quick as her alternate.

The American Legion Auxiliary in Granville organizes the educational Americanism program, and President Charlene Whitney said the Empire Girl State Committee, which also consists of Linda Bergen and Carol McGivern, interviewed the top third of the junior class.

“We were very impressed with all the girls; it’s outstanding,” McGivern said, stressing how difficult the selection process was. The girls were questioned about citizenship, women in politics and other activities.

Both Jones and Quick said they were glad to have been selected.

“I’m really excited. I feel honored for being picked for this; it’s great. Being a better citizen and learning your role in society, everyone should have the opportunity to do that,” Jones said.

Quick said the interview was not too stressful and was “very good experience.”

“We’re proud of all the girls; I think they’re going to be very successful,” Whitney said.

The program was “developed to offer a better perspective of the practical government operations and to emphasize the integral part that individuals have within a democratic government,” according to program material.

Jones will be one of 360 girls throughout the state to participate in a week-long, educational experience with hands-on workshops on government and the political process. The girls will also learn proper flag etiquette.

“These young women work tirelessly throughout the week as their participation provides them a greater understanding of their role within a democracy,” according to the auxiliary.

Whitney said a representative from Granville is chosen every third year, and five from Washington County go every year. However, the Granville auxiliary is lobbying to get Granville girls involved more often.

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