Brooke Alexander, a junior at Columbia City High School, was selected to participate in Hoosier Girls State, a program geared to teach students more about government. Photo contributed
Editorâ€™s note: The following is a series highlighting unique jobs and activities held by area students during the summer months.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Summer months are filled with baseball games, cookouts and dips in the pool. For some students, earning some cash becomes the focus.
Brooke Alexander, a student at Columbia City High School, has chosen to direct her summer focus in the direction of government.
Hoosier Girls State (HGS) is a program designed to educate high school girls in Indiana of the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
It is a week of living and learning the political system of Indiana incorporating a mock city, county and state.
â€śI hope to become more educated about the way the U.S. government is run,â€ť Alexander said. â€śI want to improve my leadership and public speaking skills.â€ť
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