Boggs chosen for Girls’ State
Anna Boggs, a junior at Eureka High School, was selected by the American Legion Auxiliary of Post #466 in Eureka to attend the 172nd Session of the Illini Girls’ State. The event will be held on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston from Sunday to June 23.
Anna is the daughter of Brian and Judith Boggs of Eureka. She is active as Science Club president, captain of Key Club, member of the EHS Scholastic Bowl and the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering. Boggs plays in the Eureka Marching Band and plays saxophone in the Jazz and Pep Bands. She also plays baseball, softball and volleyball. Boggs carries a 4.00 grade average and is a member of the Honor Society.
The Illini Girls’ State is a program using Illinois government as a pattern.
The program provides citizenship training for more than 500 high school juniors each year. Upon arrival at the university attendees become citizens within counties.
Two political parties are organized and girls campaign for offices.
Elected officials assume their duties and conduct themselves as though they were officials of the State.
The goal of the experience is to provide awareness of the responsibilities, rights and privileges of being American citizens.