HBHS student attending 72nd session of Granite Girls State

Meghan Corban, a student at Hollis Brookline High School, was selected by the American Legion Auxiliary to attend Granite Girls State.

Corbam will meet about 100 other students from communities throughout New Hampshire also selected to attend the 72nd session of Granite Girls State.

Granite Girls State is a mythical state patterned after the state of New Hampshire that follows New Hampshire government procedures as closely as possible. lt is a program of the American Legion Auxiliary and is for high school girls who have completed their junior year.

The girls elect their own town, city, county and state officials. They will have a chance to act out a typical city, town and county meeting. They will receive knowledge of the two-party system and hold a caucus, primary elections, a convention rally and general legislative sessions. They will have their own legislature where they introduce, debate and make their own bills.

Granite Girls State is being held at St. Anselm College in Manchester through Friday, July l.

The American Legion Auxiliary selects the girls and and sponsors to help pay the cost.

Two of the girls will be selected to go to Washington, D.C., to represent New Hampshire at Girls Nation. They will be among about 100 girls selected nationwide.

While there, they’ll learn about the federal govemment, possibly meet President Obama and the senators and representatives from New Hampshire, and visit several memorials, including Arlington National Cemetery.