Locals learn politics at Girls State

Madison Bates of Williston and Anna Griffin of Barnwell represented Jefferson Davis Academy at the 67th Palmetto Girls State held June 9 to 15 at Presbyterian College in Clinton.
The rising JDA seniors spent the week with other high school girls from across the state learning about government and the political process. They also met various politicians and state leaders.
They were selected by the American Legion Auxiliary to attend based on their leadership, interest in government, character, scholarship, maturity, desire to attend, and cooperativeness.
Bates is the daughter of Roger and Roxanne Bates of Williston. Griffin is the daughter of Dale and Katrina Deal of Barnwell.


The Williston American Legion Auxiliary Unit # 75 selected four girls as representatives for this years 67 South Carolina Girls State. The selection is based on an essay written by each delegate as well as being an all around student including charter, leadership, ability, interest in government, maturity, honest, scholarship, cooperativeness, and a desire to attend Palmetto Girls State.
The girls selected include: alternate Kaitlyn Williams, daughter of Joel and Adadra Williams; and delegates Brooke Lindell, daughter of Benjamin and Angela Lindell, Madison Bates, daughter of Roger and Roxanne Bates, Sarah Terry, daughter of Karen Terry, Emily Litner, daughter of Tim and Jodia Litner.
The 2013 Palmetto Girls State was held at Presbyterian College in Clinton from June 9 thru June 15 and brought girls together from high schools state wide to learn about government.