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Cox to represent at Girls State

Caitlyn Cox has been chosen to represent Chilton County High School at the 2010 session of Alabama Girls State, held on the campus of Troy University in Troy. For one week, she will become a citizen in an imaginary state, taking part in the political life of her community, primarily through campaigning for and electing city, county and state offices.

She will learn the operation of government by participating in party caucuses and through the election process. Well-known speakers and other state, county, and city officials, are expected to visit to enlighten the young women on their civic responsibilities.

Cox plans to campaign for the office of city council. She will speak to her sponsoring organization, American Legion Auxiliary Post 6, and to other organizations upon invitation, about her experiences at the American Legion Auxiliary Alabama Girls State.

Cox is the daughter of Dr. Michael and Melanie Cox and the granddaughter of Tom and Donnis Cox, Liz Parker and the late E. Franklin Parker Sr., and Dr. Faye Brown and the late Horris Brown.

Cox was selected to attend Alabama Girls State because of her outstanding leadership. She was sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.

Caitlyn is the SGA president and president of Juniorette Club and is actively involved in the Beta Club. Cox is also a varsity cheerleader, “Blast from the Past” chairperson, a member of the National Honor Society, and recipient of the HOBY Leadership award.