CHURUBUSCO – Brooklyn Kelley and Blaire Foote were chosen by the Churubusco American Legion Auxiliary Unit #157 to attend the 75th annual session of Hoosier Girls State. HGS was held June 15-30 at the campus of Trine University in Angola.
The two juniors at Churubusco High School joined approximately 500 other young women for the government program designed to educate leaders of tomorrow in the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of citizenship. This session of government and practical politics is non-partisan and non-political.
Citizens began their week-long adventure by registering to vote where they received an assignment to a mythical political party, which at registration time had no political organization of party beliefs/platform — all established by the Delegates within three days into the session.
Delegates also filed for an elected office on the city, county or state level.
They then conducted their political campaign, complete with speeches and campaign material. Once elected to office, Delegates were sworn in and performed the duties as described for that position. Non-elected Delegates were given appointments as well as encouraged to visit the offices of those elected to communicate their needs as citizens.