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UCM Welcomes Missouri Girls State

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (June 17, 2014) – More than 750 young women from across Missouri will experience democracy in action as they attend the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State June 22-28 on the campus of the University of Central Missouri.

Catherine Hanaway, the first and only female Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives, will address the delegates on at 11:30 a.m. Monday morning, and Missouri State Representative John Wright will address the group at 7 p.m. Monday evening.

The Western District Court of Appeals will convene at 2 p.m. Monday to hear arguments on the case of State of Missouri vs. Carlton L. Manuel, Jr.

Maxine Clark, founder of the Build A Bear Workshops, will speak at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will address the group at 7:30 p.m. that evening. On Wednesday, Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel will speak at 10:30 a.m. and U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill will address delegates at 6:15 p.m.

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander will speak at 10:45. a.m. Thursday, with Eric Greitens, White House fellow and Navy SEAL commander, returning to Missouri Girls State to speak  Friday afternoon.

Wrapping up the program of scheduled guest speakers is U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips at 7:15 p.m. Friday, and U.S. Army Col. Michele Hovland  Saturday morning.

All presentations will take place in Hendricks Hall.

Sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Missouri, the program provides hands-on experience in government and leadership through participation in a mock state government.