American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Orientation 2011
Submitted · June 06, 2011
Local students who will attend the Massachusetts Girls State Program are, Back row (l-r): Jo-Ann Morgan, ALA Girls State Chair; Isabel Welch - Alternate Nipmuc Regional High School; Julia Accorsini - Delegate Nipmuc Regional High School; Shannon Guertin - Delegate Nipmuc Regional High School; Allison Mayzel - Delegate Nipmuc Regional High School; Marie Estabrook - Alternate Nipmuc Regional High School; Alyssa Vieira - Alternate Milford High School; Jamie Horrigan - Alternate Hopkinton High School; Natasha Iwanow - Alternate Hopedale High School; Mary Elizabeth Stickney - Delegate Milford High School; Monica Alves - Alternate Milford High School and Mary-Elizabeth Monroy, ALA President. Front Row (l-r): Samantha Salamone - Delegate Milford High School; Rachel Casey-Chase - Delegate Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School; Jennifer Lynds - Delegate Hopkinton High School; Jenna Marcello - Delegate Hopedale High School; Kasey Wilcox - Delegate Milford High School and Michaella Niro - Alternate Milford High School.
An orientation for Massachusetts Girls State delegates and alternates along with their parents was held recently at the Community Room of Birmingham Court in Milford. The Sgt. John W. Powers Post American Legion Auxiliary, Unit #59 Milford, sponsors the girls.
Jo-Ann Morgan, Girls State Chairman presented an informative overview of the program to those in attendance. Taylor Morgan a 2010 delegate to Girls State gave an enlightening presentation about her experience at Girls State. The 2011 Massachusetts Girls State will be held June 11-17 at Stonehill College in Easton. Girls State is a week-long hands on program designed to educate young women finishing their Junior Year in high school about the functions of their government, a project in practical Americanism and Citizenship training, with respect for their Country, sense of obligation to community, State and Nation, and a desire to actively participate in and responsibly fulfill their role as citizens.