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Ackerman to attend Girls State

SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL:

Frances Ackerman has been chosen to represent Luverne High School at the 2016 session of American Legion Auxiliary Alabama Girls State, held on the campus of the University of Alabama.

For one week, she will become 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 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 enlighten the young women on their civic responsibilities.

Ackerman will speak to her sponsoring organization, the Dee Turner Parent Teacher Association, and to other organizations upon invitation, about her experiences at American Legion Auxiliary Alabama Girls State.

The daughter of Dr. Alethea Gammage and Jim Ackerman and the granddaughter of John and Jan Ackerman was selected to attend the American Legion Auxiliary’s Alabama Girls State because of her outstanding leadership. Sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, Alabama Girls State is a laboratory of practical government, and a personal application of the duties, responsibilities and privileges of being an American.

In her high school and local community, Ackerman is also involved with the FFA String Band, Key Club, Brothers and Sisters in Christ Club and her youth group at the Luverne United Methodist Church.