Szelis’ granddaughter earns spot at 77th annual Hoosier Girls State

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Emily Szelis

Emily Szelis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Troy Szelis and granddaughter of Mary Szelis, was chosen by the New Haven American Legion Auxiliary Unit 47 to attend the 77th annual session of Hoosier Girls State at Trine University in June.   
 Szelis, a senior at Snider High School, joined approximately 500 other young women for this government program designed to educate leaders of tomorrow in the duties, privileges, rights and res- ponsibilities of citizenship. This session of government and practical politics is non-partisan and non-political.

Citizens began their week-long adventure by registering to vote and received an assignment to a mythical political party which at registration time had no political organization or party beliefs.  

Delegates filed for an elected office on the city, county or state levels.  Szelis conducted a political campaign, complete with speeches and campaign materials.