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OAHS Students Participating in 2014 Girls State Program

Twelve juniors from Oliver Ames High School are participating in this year's Girls State Program. Courtesy Photo
Twelve juniors from Oliver Ames High School are participating in this year's Girls State Program. Courtesy Photo

Oliver Ames High School is pleased to announce the participants for this year’s Girls State Program. Twelve members of the junior class have been selected to attend this year’s program.

The 69th Annual Massachusetts Girls State will be held at Stonehill College, in Easton Saturday, June 14 through Friday, June 20, 2012. This program is a one-week course in government, politics, and leadership conducted by the American Legion Auxiliary. More than 27,800 Massachusetts girls have participated in this citizenship program since its inauguration in 1945. Three hundred and fifty girls from all parts of the State will participate in the week’s study of local and state government. They will establish and operate their own City or Town, form two 
political parties, nominate candidates for office, conduct campaigns and hold elections.

Speakers will be state officials (if possible), leaders in Government and other professions. Also, speakers from the American Legion and The American Legion Auxiliary will be on the program. They will learn about the responsibilities of the various branches of government and the qualifications and benefits of many of the leading professions.

Girls State will be held by every state in the Union. At the Girls State sessions, two girls will be selected to represent their respective states at the Girls Nation to be held in Chevy Chase, Maryland July 18-26, 2014.

Oliver Ames High School participants this year in alphabetical order, are as follows: Kara Arnold, Abigail Baxter, Alycia Carroll, Jessica Carroll, Jocelyn Cheng, Molly Cunha, Molly Donovan, Shannon Holleran, Siobhan McKenna, Darragh McLaughlin, Olivia Mileika and Hanna Williams.

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