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Girls State student honored by American Legion

Middlesex High Student Amber Holland receives Certificate of Appreciation from Middlesex American Legion Auxiliary president Marilyn Olsen.

American Legion Girls State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students. American Legion Auxiliary Unit #82 of Middlesex is proud to announce that Amber Holland was the Middlesex High School participant for 2008.

Girls State is a participatory program where each participant becomes a part of the operation of her local, county and state government.

At the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State, participants are exposed to rights and privileges, the duties and the responsibilities of a franchised citizen. The training is objective and practical with city, county and state governments operated by students elected to various offices. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement, assemblies, bands, chorus, and recreational programs.

High school juniors are screened by their school guidance counselor and the final selection is made by the American Legion Auxiliary for this rewarding experience. Along with the Certificate of Appreciation from the American Legion Auxiliary, Holland also received a gift certificate to Virginia Street Cafe in Urbanna for a job well done and as a thank-you for representing Middlesex. 

posted 09.25.2008

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