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Forsyth attendees for Georgia Girls State announced
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The 2015 Girls State attendees from Forsyth County include: seated/from left, Hetty Chung, Danielle Miller, Rachel Hughes, Taylor Strayhorn and McKayla Parmele; and standing/from left, Laura Domigan, Hanna King, Mikayla May, Sierra Moffitt, Langley Brown and Haley Hubbard. - photo by For the Forsyth County News

FORSYTH COUNTY — American Legion Auxiliary Unit 307 of Cumming has chosen 11 young women from high schools in Forsyth County to attend the annual Georgia Girls State June 14-19 at Georgia Southern University.  

They include:

* Forsyth Central — Sierra Moffitt, McKayla Parmele and Taylor Strayhorn

* Lambert — Hetty Chung

* North Forsyth — Langley Brown and Haley Hubbard

* Pinecrest Academy — Danielle Miller

* South Forsyth — Rachel Hughes

* West Forsyth — Laura Domigan, Hanna King and Mikayla May

With support from the Sawnee EMC Foundation and American Proteins, the local auxiliary unit is able to send girls from each of Forsyth’s five public high schools and one private or home schooled student each year.

Candidates must have completed their junior year of high school, be of good character and possess strong leadership and above average scholastic abilities.   

Girls State is a national program of the American Legion Auxiliary that started in 1939. It is a weeklong course of instruction and application of the fundamental principles and procedures of city, county and state government under the American system.

The program annually has some 20,000 participants. Each year Georgia Girls State has about 375 students.

For more information on the program, contact Susan Youdell, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 307 of Cumming at youdell2355@gmail.com.