Exeter American Legion Auxiliary Unit 218 will be represented at the 2011 Cornhusker Girls State by Claire White.
The session is from June 5 -11, 2011 and will host over 400 delegates from around the state. Cornhusker Girls State is a unique program, it's purpose is to educate the young women of Nebraska in the fundamental aspects of citizenship.
Selection as a delegate to Girls State is one of the highest honors conferred on a high school student. Young women who are selected to participate in Girls State have the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of the workings of government at the city, county and state level. Part of the experience at Girls State is learning about the election process including campaigning and elections. The young women are challenged to strive for and assume leadership roles.
During the event the participants hear from the governor and other elected leaders as well as government and military personnel who volunteer their time and experiences to share with the participants.
Claire, an Exeter-Milligan junior, is the daughter of Brad and Darcy White of rural Exeter. She participates in Volleyball, Basketball and Track along with FCCLA, Band, Speech, One-Act and Quiz Bowl. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the St. Stephens Catholic church.