Originally Published: June 7, 2011 9:20 p.m.
Samantha Austin and Emily Rupp, both of Prescott High School, are attending the 64th American Legion Auxiliary Girls State on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson June 5-11. This program is a leadership conference designed to provide practical insight into the working of government and instill a sense of pride in and loyalty to America.
A key component of the Girls State program involves mock senate sessions complete with debating of bills that range in topic from personal issues to political concerns. Campaigns are to elect city, county, party and state officials. The elected governor and secretary of state return to preside over the following year's Arizona Girls State.