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SUMMER CIVICS: Alexander explores government workings

May 16, 2013

Brooke Alexander, a junior at Columbia City High School, was selected to participate in Hoosier Girls State, a program geared to teach students more about government. Photo contributed

Editor’s note: The following is a series highlighting unique jobs and activities held by area students during the summer months.

COLUMBIA CITY — Summer months are filled with baseball games, cookouts and dips in the pool. For some students, earning some cash becomes the focus.

Brooke Alexander, a student at Columbia City High School, has chosen to direct her summer focus in the direction of government.

Hoosier Girls State (HGS) is a program designed to educate high school girls in Indiana of the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

It is a week of living and learning the political system of Indiana incorporating a mock city, county and state.

“I hope to become more educated about the way the U.S. government is run,” Alexander said. “I want to improve my leadership and public speaking skills.”

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