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12 girls attend Georgia Girls State

On June 14, 12 local high school juniors went to Georgia Southern University in Statesboro to join approximately 300 other girls in setting up the Mythical State of Georgia Girls State. Also attending from Bainbridge were American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Chairman Jane Kinchen and Agnes Harrell. Girls State is sponsored by The American Legion Auxiliary. Girls State is a government-oriented state, made up of 12 cities, four counties and an elected governor. The girls learn about government by campaigning, voting and electing their own officials and learn flag etiquette by raising and lowering the flag everyday. The girls return home with a better understanding of being a good citizen. From the left, front, are, Mary Anna Dozier, Ambrica Johnson, Haley Hubbard and Mary Grace Griffin; back, Tiffy Blocker, Corinne Walsingham, Maria Secundino, Allison Howard, Jordan Maxwell, Tori Williams, Shelby Miller, Nicole Gadson and Jane Kinchen.