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ALA Girls State process of creating bills and lobbying for their bills in hopes of getting them passed. After the legislative section, a lot of the delegates become Cheryl Hovorka, who works in the pages in the upcoming SD Legislative session Department of Political Science at University in Pierre. The last phase is state government of South Dakota also took over as Director of where they are divided into two political parties, the American Legion Auxiliary South Dakota Nationalist and Federalist, and they elect state Girls State; an annual event USD hosts in officials including a Governor. Whoever is partnership with ALA since 2001. Before 2001, elected Governor comes back the following year Girls State was held at Dakota Wesleyan in to help facilitate the session for the week. South Mitchell which is where Cheryl had attended. Dakota also has a fifteenth city, Journalism Outside of attending Girls State, Cheryl had City, and to Cheryl’s knowledge they are the no involvement with the program outside of only program in the nation that has an actual working with the Tabor Unit until its move to newspaper. This year, 2018, they had eight USD. Because of her position with the W.O. journalists who published a daily newspaper, Farber Center for Civic Leadership in the Sacajawea Scroll. Going along with Journalism Department of Political Science; which is the City, a couple years ago they started a media campus host, she is designated as the campus roundtable luncheon where staff from radio, coordinator/liaison between the American newspaper, magazine, and television come in Legion Auxiliary and the University, working and speak with the ALA Girls State journalists on both sides of the fence. She works directly about careers and daily operations. with the ALA units in recruiting delegates and South Dakota has modified the program helps coordinate with the various agencies on so that the delegates also participate in judicial campus to make arrangements. and law enforcement activities alongside The American Legion Auxiliary South learning about state and local government and the importance of Dakota Girls State is an intensive week of training in citizenship and being involved in their community. This means that all the delegates government that brings the best girls together from all over the state. are required to take either a Law/Judicial class or a Law Enforcement To participate, the girls have had to have just finished their junior year class. The law/judicial class is for the delegates that are interested in of high school or have at least one semester of high school remaining. becoming a lawyer, circuit court judge, or a supreme court justice. The The program gives delegates an opportunity to learn firsthand about delegates have to pass the bar exam. This year they had over twenty the state and local governments and the importance of public service. attorneys and judges who took time out of their busy schedules to They are divided into fourteen mythical cities where they learn about work one-on-one with the students to prepare them for the mock city government and the process of filing petitions and running for 6”x48” planks After a lifetime stress-free warranty,on Saturday. The delegates also have the chance trials that took place city offices such as mayor and city council.withthis, they move onto to serve as jurors or of life’s messes. county government where they run for various county offices. and to stand up to all witnesses. The case is an actual South Dakota drug They designed to coordinate with today’s décor case. The law enforcement class is for the delegates interested in that also have the chance to run for the House of Senate and learn the area. They need to pass an exam and this allows them to be elected as a vBy Brandi Bue gton.com | 1.800.356.6787 ©Floor Designs Copyrighted by Mannington Mills, Inc. ®©™Mannington Mills, Inc. 2016 BEAUTIFUL | DURABLE | FLOORS Designed for real life and built-to-last, Mannington® vinyl, laminate, hardwood, and Adura® vinyl floors are both beautiful and durable. Larsen Carpet Laminate | Porcelain | Resilient | Hardwood Retailer Imprint 6”x48” planks with a lifetim designed to coordinate with today’s déco 208 Walnut|605.665.2067 Historic Downtown Yankton mannington.com | 1.800.356.6787 4vHERVOICEvJULY/AUGUST 2018 Retailer Imprint Retailer ©Floor Designs Copyrighted by Manning

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