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BHS Student voted governor at 2024 Girls State

BHS High School student, Breleigh Moore, was recently elected by her peers to serve as governor of the 2024 American Legion Auxiliary’s Girls State at Lindenwood University.

Girls State allows junior-aged girls to experience a government-in-action program based on learning about politics, gaining confidence, and creating bonds with other participants. Junior girls are selected after application and interview to attend the weeklong conference in their respective states.

 

After being divided into “cities,” “Federalist” and “Nationalist” parties, students participate in a mock system where they assume the roles of government officials. They can attend caucus meetings, elect mayors, auditors, city councilwomen, and participate in a mock senate, where they can write and debate bills.