Belleview (Fla.) American Legion Auxiliary Unit 284 sent five girls to Tallahassee for one week to learn about the government of the state of Florida. While there they assumed the roles of government leaders, campaigning as Federalists and Nationalists to become mayors, and county and state officials of their American Legion Auxiliary Girls State. The learning, experience, memories and friendship last a lifetime.
Pictured from left to right: Back row: Emily Scott, (West Port High School), Xiu Cheung (West Port High School), Chandler Reeder (West Port High School), Victoria Gardner (Trinity Catholic). Front Row: Joy Armstrong (Unit 284 Girls State Chairman) and Yasmeen Tores (Francis Marion Military Academy).
Photo by: Jerry Montgomery