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American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program

Scotti Mullen & Emillee Russell

Rising seniors, Scotti Mullen and Emillee Russell represented Madison County High School at the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Girls State program at Longwood University the week of June 17 - 23, 2018.  The Girs State program, first presented in 1937, is one of the most respected and coveted experiential learning programs presented in the United States.  The program was a weeklong immersive learning experience where girls live in "cities" within a dormitory-like setting.  "I hope that all rising Juniors take the time to attend Girls State.  I learned so much but mainly that our voices matter, no matter how small," stated Emillee Russell.  Scotti Mullen said, "The Girls State program was an amazing experience.  I learned more about politics, government and how important our veterans are to our country.  I met so many awesome people and felt like I grew so much in just one week!" In addition, Mullen was recognized with the Nell Collins Hatcher Girls State Memorial Scholarship.