SAMANTHA CHESNUT, Mexico High School,
Sponsor is Wm. S. Monaghan Unit 268, Oswego
Samantha Chesnut says, "I believe Empire Girls State is an amazing opportunity to learn about the government, make lasting friendships, and to grow as a person."
KELSEY DAROU, Sandy Creek High School
Sponsored by Pulaski Auxiliary Unit 358, Pulaski
MARGARET WILLIAMS, Pulaski High School
Sponsored by Russell Horning Auxiliary Unit 601, Parish
The three candidates were selected and given an orientation after the dinner at Raymond-Faulkner-Cook American Legion Post 858 in Cleveland. Over 100 attendees enjoyed a buffet meal that was delicious.
Each year last year's attendees are urged to return to give the new candidates a heads-up on what to expect when they get to Girls State. This year only one could make it and that was Olivia Sluzar who attended with her parents. Olivia gave a brief report on her experience. After her comments, Oswego County Girls State Chairman Betty Rowlee presented her with a framed certificate of appreciation from the Oswego County Auxiliary.
Betty Rowlee presents Certificate to
2009 Girls Stater Olivia Sluzar