Three chosen as delegates to Buckeye Girls State

Marietta Unit 64 of the American Legion Auxiliary elected the following girls to attend the 68th annual session of Buckeye Girls State at University of Mount Union. The session begins June 14 and concludes June 21.

Local delegates to Girls State are Rebekah Haught of Marietta High School and Brandi Johnson and Morgan Miller of Frontier High School. They are seniors-to-be.

Buckeye Girls State is a fast paced program of mock government at the state, county and city levels. The main objective of the Girls State program is to train young women, who have completed their junior year in high school, in duties, rights and privileges of citizenship by providing the attendee the opportunity to actively participate in a democratic form of government.

As the girls arrive at Girls State they are assigned to one of two political parties. The residence hall in which they live during the program is their designated county and the floor on which they live is their city. The students will file petitions for candidacy for a variety of offices from governor to city council and participate in the election process. After elections and inaugurations, they will put government in action.

Haught participated in varsity soccer, Key Club, Big Brothers and Sisters, and student council.

Miller was on the tract team, church youth group, 4-H, Upward Bound, Key Club, Spanish National Honor Society and National Honor Society.

Johnson’s extracurricular activities are Spanish Club, volleyball, Spanish National Honor Society, Key Club, drama club, student council and church youth group.