Congratulations to Brittany Fleming, daughter of Matthew Fleming & Kathy Pohl, and Leona Powell; and Halle Medina, daughter of Steve and Melissa Medina, who were chosen as the 2017 Raton High School New Mexico Girls State Representatives.
The American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program, first presented in 1937, is one of the most respected and coveted experiential learning programs presented in the United States. The programs mission to honor those who have brought us our freedom through our enduring commitment to develop young women as future leaders grounded in patriotism and Americanism. The young women become knowledgeable of the democratic process and how our republic form of government works at the city, county, and state levels. Each summer, approximately 20,000 young women participate in weeklong Girls State programs across the nation. Every Girls State program operates with the same patriotic values through a nonpartisan curriculum where students assume the roles of government leaders, campaigning in mock parties to become city, county, and state officials of their Girls State.