LONG POINT AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY
Long Point American Legion Auxiliary selected Ashton Stipp to represent Woodland High School and Long Point Unit at the 78th session of Illini Girls State. About 400 high school girls who have completed junior year will attend from Sunday, June 17, to Saturday, June 23, at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.
Stipp is involved in National Honor Society, 4-H, Snow Ball, Key Club, student council and cheerleading at Woodland. She is serving as lieutenant governor of Key Club and as officer and committee chairwoman in several organizations. She has developed leadership skills that will serve her well as an Illini Girls Stater. She has received many awards including I Dare You, Robert F. Lucas Outstanding Lt. Governor, high honor roll and Rookie of the Year. She has given more than 150 volunteer service hours annually during her high school career.
Illini Girls State is a simulation based on Illinois government to provide citizenship training for girls who have an interest in government. Upon arrival, attendees become citizens of cities within counties. Two political parties campaign for offices. Elected officials then assume duties as Illini Girls State officials. The goal is to provide awareness of responsibilities, rights and privileges of being American citizens while participating in the functioning of government.