The Vinton Post 57 American Legion Auxiliary has chosen Kaitlyn Goodell, left and Maylee McKibben, right as its Girls State participants for this year. Auxiliary President Sandy Driscoll presente flowers to the two young ladies at VSHS earlier this month.

Girls State offers young ladies a variety of activities designed to teach leadership and citizenship skills.

“I chose to apply to Girls State because of the opportunities to better educate myself regarding the political process of both local and state governments,” says Maylee. “I would like to see more women in the political process who will run for more elected positions. I would truly like to thank the Vinton Legion Auxiliary for giving me this opportunity.”

The Iowa Girls State event takes place from June 18-23 at Drake University. See more about the Iowa event HERE.

See more about the Girls State program nationwide HERE.