Leverette represents FDA at Girls State

Published 4:02 pm Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Barrett Leverette has been chosen to represent Fort Dale Academy at the 2011 session of Alabama Girls State, held on the campus of Troy University in Troy. For one week, she became a citizen of an imaginary state, taking part in the political life of her community, primarily through campaigning for and electing city, county and state offices. She learned the operation of government by participating in party caucuses and through the election process. Well-known speakers and other state, county and city officials visited and enlightened the young women on their civic responsibilities.

Leverette campaigned for the office of Court of Criminal Appeals Judge and was elected to the second seat. She also served as newspaper editor for her city. She will speak to her sponsoring organization, the Women’s American Legion Auxiliary, and to other organizations upon invitation, about her experiences at the American Legion Auxiliary Alabama Girls State.

She is the daughter of J. Thomas and Nancy Leverette and was selected to attend Alabama Girls State because of her outstanding leadership.

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Leverette is a rising senior at Fort Dale and is a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, Key Club and FACTS Club. She is the SGA chaplain and a member of the varsity basketball team and dance team. She is a Camellia Girl for the Chamber of Commerce and an Eagle Representative for FDA.