High school senior girls from Delaware County joined 400 young women from across the state who were selected to attend the 66th annual session of Oklahoma Girls State, hosted by the University of Oklahoma from May 25 through May 30.
Sponsored and directed by the American Legion Auxiliary, Oklahoma Girls State offers young women the opportunity to participate in citizenship training designed to emulate Oklahoma's government. It offers educational programs about government instruction for delegates, immersing them in the operations of local, county and state government.
Throughout the week, the delegates campaign and elect government officials, including a governor and lieutenant governor, and participate in mock legislative sessions and court proceedings.
During the week, Gov. Brad Henry, former Gov. George Nigh, Lt. Governor Jari Askins, and many other leaders from Oklahoma government addressed the delegates.