LHS student attends Child Advocacy Day at state capitol

Published 10:46 am Thursday, March 1, 2018

One Luverne High School student recently took her passions for child advocacy all the way to the front steps of the state’s capitol.

Summer Waters, a 14-year-old eighth grader at Luverne High School, was recently invited to take part in the Voices for Alabama’s Children’s fifth annual Child Advocacy Day in Montgomery.

As a member of the Miss Alabama Outstanding Teen (MALOT) program, Waters was asked to volunteer at the Child Advocacy Day event, which brought together a number of state leaders and child-serving agencies to discuss current legislation from the executive and legislative branches of state government.

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In addition to her volunteering services, Waters also received a tour of the Alabama State House, where she was afforded the opportunity to meet several senators and members of the Alabama House of Representatives.

Through that opportunity, she learned about advocacy and its role in the legislative process.

Waters is also one of 50 young women from around the state who will be competing in the upcoming Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Ten Scholarship Pageant on March 3-4.

The pageant is a sister program to the Miss America Organization, which is ranked No. 1 of the 10 largest scholarship providers to young women in the world.

Waters said that she is “very happy to represent my school, the city of Luverne and Crenshaw County” through her affiliation with the MALOT program.

Tickets to the pageant will be available on the days of the event for those looking to attend and support Waters.