High school senior girls from Osage County join 416 young women from across the state selected to attend the 70th annual session of Oklahoma Girls State, hosted at the University of Oklahoma from May 27th through June 2nd. Sponsored and directed by the American Legion Auxiliary, Oklahoma Girls State offers young women the opportunity to participate in citizenship training designed to emulate Oklahoma’s government. It offers educational programs of government instruction for delegates by immersing them in the operations of local, county and state government. Throughout the week, the delegates campaign and elect government officials, including a governor and lieutenant governor, and participate in mock legislative sessions and court proceedings. Pictured above, from left to right, Betty McElderry, Director of Oklahoma Girls State; Jordan James, Sperry; Alexa Bougher, Sperry; Jeni Hendricks, Pawhuska; and Linda Erwin, President of he American Legion Auxiliary.
- Submitted by Michael Nash