Kelsey Horton, daughter of Kate and Lyle Horton, has been selected to attend American Legion Auxiliary Cornhusker Girls State May 31 through June 6. She is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Alliance Unit 7. As a delegate, Horton will study local, county and state government processes in this nonpartisan political learning experience.
Delegates receive special instruction in parliamentary procedure and are organized into two mythical political parties. They then campaign, hold rallies, debate and ultimately vote to elect city, county and state officials. Once elected to office, delegates are sworn in and perform their prescribed duties. Citizens not elected to office are given appointments and visit the offices of their elected or appointed counterparts in actual state, county and city government.
Two outstanding citizens, known as “senators,” are selected to represent the state at American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation in Washington, D.C. in July.