Gladbrook Girl Staters!
Two Gladbrook-Reinbeck Juniors attended Hawkeye Girl State at Drake University in Des Moines June 16-21st. Jordan Sherman is the daughter of Jason Sherman, Marengo, and Jackie Sherman, Gladbrook. Jasmin Terven is the daughter of Abby Dahms, Gladbrook, and David Terven, Marshalltown. Jordan was sponsored by the Gladbrook American Legion Auxiliary and Jasmin was sponsored by the Reinbeck American Legion Auxiliary. Both girls are active members of the Gladbrook Jr. Auxiliary. The Iowa Girls State program is one of the premier programs sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, started by a dream of four women to teach young women about the political process. Girls State is a “learning by doing” program, which takes the girls through the entire political process. The girls run for offices at the city, county, and state levels. On Friday evening, Inauguration includes the closing of the final joint session of the House and Senate, the installation of the Governor and her officials, the awarding of scholarships/merit awards, and Girls Nation Senators are announced. National American Legion Auxiliary Vice President Nicole Clapp, Gladbrook, was the motivational speaker on the first night of Girls State.