Keystone Girls State is a leadership/Americanism program with a focus on our system of government.
During the week, the girls elect city, county and state officials. They step into an interactive House and Senate, collegiate trials or run their own business.
Two of the 100 girls attending are chosen as PA Senators and then attend Girls Nation held in Washington, D.C. in July.
This year Keystone Girls State was held at Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA.
Pictured back row from left (each girls name is followed by her school and sponsoring Unit, Post or member): Emma Marsden(Self)Gwynedd Mercy Academy; Gabrielle Sasson(769)Springside Chestnut Hill Academy; Elise Chough(308)Hatboro Horsham HS; Melaine Sporn((Mont-Bucks Council)Harriton HS; Laura Finnell(Senator Tommy Tomlinson)Neshaminy HS; and Natalie Nicholas(148)Bensalem HS. Seated: Anabella Rios(148)Neshaminy HS; Olivia Zinnen(Hartman Family)Pennsbury HS; Glenda Zavala(234)Souderton Area HS; Madison Horning(10)Mount Saint Joseph Academy; Maddie Billet(834)Neshaminy HS; Lindsey Thompson(366)Central Bucks East HS. Not pictured: Kalissa Ruffin(Wm. Penn Bank)Bucks County Tech HS; Alyssa Irvin(255)Central Bucks South HS; Caleigh Fink(255)Central Bucks South; Madison Niebish(210)Springside Chestnut Hill Acadamy; Kelly Meinert(210)Central Bucks East HS; McKenna Brophy(210)Central Bucks South HS; Maura Campbell(950)Palisades; Amelia Fisher(203)Villa Joseph Marie HS; and Amber Henry(968)Palisades HS.
For more info visit PAGirlsState.com.