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Matthews to attend Girls State

Anne Matthews has been chosen to represent Fort Dale Academy at the 2012 session of American Legion Auxiliary Alabama Girls State, held on the campus of Troy University in Troy.

For one week, she will become a citizen in an imaginary state, taking part in the political life of her community, primarily through campaigning for and electing city, county and state offices. She will learn the operation of government by participating in party caucuses and through the election process.

Well-known speakers and other state, county and city officials are expected to visit and to enlighten the young women on their civic responsibilities.

Sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Alabama Girls State is a laboratory of practical government – a personal application of the duties, responsibilities and privileges of American.

Matthews plans to campaign for the office of secretary of state. She will speak to her sponsoring organization, American Legion Auxiliary, and to other organizations upon in She was selected to attend Alabama Girl State because of her outstanding leadership. vitation, about her experiences at the American Legion Auxiliary Alabama Girls State.

She is the daughter of Elizabeth and Warren Matthews and the granddaughter of Mrs. Anne C. Stabler, Dr. Paul A. Stabler and Judge and Mrs. William B. Matthews, Sr.