Future Leaders Attend Girls State
American Legion Auxiliary and Waukee High School staff selected 2013-14 seniors, Rachel Brown, Rachel Lienemann, Jennifer Brown and Sarah Ripperger, to attend a week-long Girls State program at Iowa State’s Cy Stephens Auditorium on June 16.
American Legion Auxiliary Girls State is a nonpartisan program that teaches young women responsible citizenship. Participants learn how to participate in the functioning of their state’s government in preparation for their future roles as responsible adult citizens. Two girls are selected from each Girls State program to attend Girls Nation, a national government training program. Girls Nation “senators” meet for a week in Washington, D.C., where they run for political office, campaign for the passage of legislation and possibly meet with state Representatives and Senators. Capping off the week of Girls Nation is oftentimes a meeting with the President of the United States at the White House.
- Rachel Lienemann – Appointed City Attorney and Elected Senator
- Sarah Ripperger – Mayor, County Supervisior, Campaign Manager
- Jennifer Brown – Appointed County Deputy Sherriff
- Rachel Brown – District Secretary, City Councilman, County Assistant Attorney, County Public Defender, State Director for the Department of Personnel, Federalist Campaign Manager and Runner up for Girls Nation