The Harmony American Legion Auxiliary is proud to announce that Hailey Lange has been chosen to represent Harmony at the 73rd annual Girls State program to be held June 9-15, 2019, at Bethel University in St. Paul. Lange is the daughter of Derek and Sandi Lange and Kim Kiehne, all of Harmony. She is currently a junior at Fillmore Central High and is also a junior member of the Harmony American Legion Auxiliary.
The purposes of the Girls State program are to provide citizenship training for girls of high school age; to afford them an opportunity to live together as self-governing citizens; to inform them about the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of American citizenship, in order that they may understand and participate in the functioning of their government; and to help them grasp the meaning of some of the responsibilities which they must assume when they become adults.
The entire Girls State program is a non-political, non-partisan, non-sectarian attempt to instill in these potential leaders a love of God and country. They practice good citizenship, Americanism and the duties that go along with city, county and state officials.
The local auxiliary has sponsored girls for this program throughout its history. A special thank you to the Harmony American Legion for their financial support allowing our unit to continue this tradition.