Calhoun attends Alabama Girls State

Published 11:32 am Thursday, June 23, 2016

Anna Calhoun was chosen to represent Chilton County High School at the 2016 session of America Legion Auxiliary Alabama Girls State, held on the campus of the University of Alabama.

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For one week, she became a citizen of an imaginary state, taking part in the political life of her community, primarily through campaigning for and electing city, county and state offices.

She learned the operation of government by participating in party caucuses and through the election process.

Well-known speakers and other state, county and city officials visited and enlightened the young women on their civic responsibilities.

Calhoun campaigned for the office of governor.

Calhoun will speak to her sponsoring organization, Chilton County High School, and to other organizations upon invitation, about her experiences at American Legion Auxiliary Alabama Girls State.

The daughter of Jason and Sherri Calhoun and the granddaughter of Arnie Calhoun and Phyllis Frederick, Randall and Barbara Minor was selected to attend American Legion Auxiliary’s Alabama Girls State because of her outstanding leadership. Sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, Alabama Girls State is a laboratory of practical government, and a personal application of the duties, responsibilities and privileges of being an American.

In her high school and local community, Calhoun is also involved with National Beta Club, National Honor Society, SGA president, Junior Class secretary, Junior homecoming representative and CCHS majorette captain.