Student goes to Georgia Girls State
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July 04, 2014 11:02 PM | 456 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Sara Grace Braswell of Smyrna, daughter of Wendy and Gary Braswell, a rising senior at Cornerstone Preparatory Academy in Acworth, was selected to attend Georgia Girls State for North Cobb Post 304 in Kennesaw/Acworth. Georgia Girls State was conducted at Georgia Southern University earlier in June. The four main objectives of Girls State are: to develop leadership and pride in American citizens, to educate citizens about our system of government, to instill a greater understanding of American traditions, and to stimulate a desire to maintain our democratic government processes.

It is a national program of the American Legion Auxiliary and is a course of instruction in, as well as, a practical application of, the fundamental principles and procedures of city, county and state government under the American system. A session, usually lasting five days, is conducted by each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, with the top-ranking high school girls as citizens. Under the guidance of skilled counselors and other staff members who are leading citizens, these girls learn and then practice through self-government, the duties, responsibilities and privileges of American citizenship.

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