Arkansas Girls State participants from White Hall included Jordan Lunsford (first row, from left), Alyssa Holland, Sydney Smith, Kari Freeman, Mary Passmore, Kendal Doggett, (second row) Kaylie Doggett, Mary Virginia Robinson, Marleigh Pearce, Kathryn Theriot, Courtney Hunter, Lizzie Bridgforth (not pictured is Kenzie Williams). Special to The Commercial
Thirteen White Hall High School students recently served as delegates to the 2012 Arkansas Girls State Program held on the Harding University campus in Searcy.
Lizzie Bridgforth, Kendal Doggett, Kaylie Doggett, Kari Freeman, Alyssa Holland, Courtney Hunter, Jordan Lunsford, Mary Passmore, Marleigh Pearce, Mary Virginia Robinson, Sydney Smith, Kathryn Theriot and Kenzie Williams learned government by creating a mythical state through the election of public officials on local, county, and state levels and then by carrying out the duties of these respective offices.
Sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, Girls State provides high school juniors the opportunity to participate in a hands-on citizenship training program.
Delegates to the Girls State Program have completed their junior year of high school with above average scholastic standing, have an interest in government and current events, and exhibit high moral character with strong leadership abilities.