Harrisburg's American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 523 has selected Nicky Frey, Addison White and Molly Walker to attend the 72nd session of Tar Heel Girls State June 12-18 at Catawba College in Salisbury.
Nicky is a junior at Hickory Ridge High School in Harrisburg. Addison and Molly are juniors at Jay M. Robinson High School in Concord.
Selection was based on academic achievement and genuine interest in government and leadership.
Tar Heel Girls State is a week-long practical study of the structure and operation of N.C. state government. The nonpartisan program offers hands-on learning about how state and local governments function.
Citizens - as participants are called - develop an understanding of the responsibilities of citizenship by creating and living under their own mock government.
Citizens hear top N.C. officials speak; organize their local government; develop two fictitious political parties, including party platforms, campaigns and conventions; elect state officers; and draft bills and resolutions for the General Assembly.
The installation of state officers, a talent show and Girls State Chorus are highlights.
Tar Heel Girls State is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Department of North Carolina.