Affton High School students participate in American Legion Auxiliary Missouri Girls State

Michelle Miller

Michelle Miller

Two Affton High School students participated in the American Legion Auxiliary Missouri Girls State this summer at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.

Stephanie Michalski and Michelle Miller were selected on their leadership abilities, interest in government, service to others and academics during their junior year at Affton High School, according to a news release.

Every spring, the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program provides roughly 25,000 young women with a hands-on educational opportunity designed to instruct tomorrow’s leaders in the privileges and duties of responsible citizenship. Delegates are assigned to a mythical political party. They then campaign, hold rallies, debate and ultimately vote to elect city, county and state officials, the release stated. Citizens also may become involved in city activities, newspaper, broadcast news, band and chorus, General Assembly, Girls State Highway Patrol and college credit.

Michalski’s accomplishments, positions held and awards earned at Missouri Girls State include: Nationalist Party Member, Fire Chief, Associate County Commissioner, County Central Committee, State Central Committee and Supreme Court Justice.

Miller’s accomplishments, positions held and awards earned at Missouri Girls State include: Federalist Party Member, Law Enforcement Class, City Election Board, State Representative Candidate and State Central Committee.