The Stanton Auxiliary recently announced its 2021 selections for Cornhusker Girls State.
Junior Kinley Pohlman will represent Stanton while Sylvia Cunningham was named alternate. Girls State will be held virtually June 13-18. Pohlman is the daughter of Seth and Monica Pohlman of Stanton. Cunningham is the daughter of David and Julie Cunningham of Stanton.
The program is funded by the American Legion Auxiliary with some additional support coming from other civic and non-profit organizations. Little or no expense is required of the delegates and her family. Girls State is sponsored locally by the American Legion Post 88 Auxiliary and the Stanton VFW Post 3602 Auxiliary.
Every spring, the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program provides approximately 25,000 young women with a hands-on educational opportunity designed to instruct tomorrow’s leaders in the privileges and duties of responsible citizenship.
Delegates receive special instruction in parliamentary procedure and organize themselves into two mythical political parties. They then campaign, hold rallies, debate and untimately vote to elect city, county and state officials. Once elected to office, delegates are sworn in and perform their prescribed duties. Citizens not elected to office are given appointments and will attend virtual meetings with the offices of their elected or appointed counterparts in actual state, county, and city government.
Two outstanding citizens, known as “senators”, are selected at each of the 50 Girls State sessions held across the country to represent their state at American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation held in Washington, D.C. in July.