Girls State event will move to USD campus

Girls State event will move to USD campus The South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Corporation and Board of Directors held their annual meeting in Huron on Oct. 14.

Cheryl Hovorka, Yankton, was elected Girls State director. She appointed Marilyn Heesch, Brookings, registrar; and Stephanie Moser, Yankton, dean of counselors. Other officers elected were: Elaine Hanson, Clark, president of the board; Miriam Hauge, Huron, vice-president; and Mary Jane Scherschligt, Alpena, secretary-treasurer. Jackie Wentworth, Stickney, was elected to the corporation board, and Twila Dvorak, Winner, was elected to the board of directors.

Following National President Sherry McLaughlin's theme, "There's Magic in America's Dreams," the South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program is about to grow and achieve great things during the 2002 Girls State session, according to Hovorka.

"The citizens of Girls State are our future leaders and by creating a magical week filled with new and exciting events, the dream is that the girls will leave with positive attitudes and strong desires to make this world a better place."

The board approved a five-year letter of agreement with The University of South Dakota's W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership to host Girls State starting in May 2002. The 2002 session of Girls State will be held May 27 through June 1 on the campus of The University of South Dakota. The fee is $100 per citizen. Kendra Dwight, Rapid City, will govern the citizens.

This will be the 56th annual session of South Dakota Girls State. Girls State is an intensive study of government on the city, county and state levels. Approximately 475 citizens are expected to attend.

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