Merkley attends Girls State

Emily Merkley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Merkley, was chosen by the St. Anthony American Legion Auxiliary Unit 493 to attend the 78th annual session of Hoosier Girls State from June 23 through 29.

Merkley, a senior at Northeast Dubois High School, joined other young women for the government program designed to educate leaders of tomorrow in the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

Delegates also filed for an elected office on the city, county or state level. Merkley conducted her political campaign complete with speeches and campaign materials.

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