Liberty Unit 289 of the American Legion Auxiliary in Strasburg has chosen Rachel Kessler to attend the 79th Session of the American Legion Auxiliary’s Illini Girls State. Rachel is the daughter of Mike Kessler of Stewardson and Alicia Kessler of Strasburg.
ALA Illini Girls State is a simulation patterned after the State of Illinois. Four hundred girls from various communities throughout Illinois who have just completed their junior year in high school will attend ALA Illini Girls State held on the campus of Eastern Illinois University June 16-22.
The program focuses on teaching young women about the state governmental process and encourages them to become strong participants, builds teamwork and networking and introduces them to different roles they can play in the process. Speakers range from a local lawyer to a disabled veteran and state elected officials. Girls also can apply for two scholarships associated with the program.