Gowanda High School junior Christina Wilder is one of only 360 student citizens from New York State heading to The College at Brockport for the week-long American Legion Auxiliary Empire Girls State program in July 2023. Gowanda American Legion Auxiliary Unit #409 is the GHS sponsor and selected junior Kaylee Corbin as the alternate.
Girls State citizens will build the government of a mythical 51st state, from the local level up to the state level. They will participate in campaigns, rallies, speeches, platforms and legislative committees, and create bills. Students will arrive as strangers and leave as friends, confident of their role and duties as citizens in a democratic society.
To be eligible for selection, students must have outstanding qualities of leadership, character, honesty, scholarship, cooperation and maturity. They must be interested in the program and willing to participate in all phases of the program including flag ceremonies.
Congratulations to Christina and Kaylee on this recognition.