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Friday, June 07, 2013

Maryland Girls State Returns to SU June 16-21

Girls StateSALISBURY, MD---From June 16-21, more than 120 high school seniors throughout the state converge on Salisbury University for a hands-on look at what makes government run during the 67th session of Maryland Girls State.

Sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Maryland, Maryland Girls State is a non-partisan event held at SU since 2009. Participants are assigned to represent fictitious cities and counties, learning how local and state governments work, from elections to the passage of legislation.

Students also hold a mock trial, learning about the judicial process and jury duty responsibility, and meet with local and state legislators, including Salisbury mayor Jim Ireton, Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt and Maryland Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller.

Other guest speakers include Chuck Cook, Eastern Shore coordinator for the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives; and Tyler Patton, vice president of public affairs for the Maryland Broadband Cooperative.

They are joined by officers from the Maryland Legion family, American Legion Auxiliary Department President Ivy Christoffers, American Legion Commander Jan “J.D.” Larson and Sons of the American Legion Detachment Commander William Hill.

For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu.



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