Local students attending Girls State event this week

Girls State runs this week on the campus of University of Missouri in Warrensburg.

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Students in their junior year of high school are eligible to attend and are judged from an essay and interview process. Girls State is an educational program designed to teach constructive attitude toward the American form of government.

Local girls attending:

Ashton Bernskoetter, daughter of Terry and Stephanie Bernskoetter, is a student at Cole R-V High School. She is in National Honor Society, is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, FBLA and church youth group.

Her sponsor is Ship 5, Navy Club.

Abby Block, daughter of Travis Block and Stacey Meyer, is a student at Helias Catholic High School. She is in National Honor Society, Student Ambassador, Club International, Math Team and SADD.

Her sponsor is Huber and Associates.

Jolie Duffner, daughter of Paul and Sharon Duffner, is a student at Blair Oaks High School. She is in National Honor Society, class president, in Spanish Club, on Student Council and plays sports.

Her sponsor is Huber and Associates.

Lauren Highfill, daughter of Dale and Brandi Highfill, is a student at Helias Catholic High School. She is in National Honor Society, is Student Ambassador, is in SADD.

Her sponsor is Huber and Associates.

Kaylee Hogard, daughter of Steve and Robin Hogard, is a student at Cole R-V High School. She is in FBLA, FCA and plays sports.

Her sponsor is Sons of the American Legion.

Michalea Krause, daughter of Guy Krause and Lynn Ratchford, is a student at Jefferson City High School. She is in National Honor Society, Hispanic Honor Society and plays sports.

Her sponsor is Jefferson Bank of Missouri.

Caitlyn Mahoney, daughter of Carl and Diane Mahoney, is a student at Jefferson City High School. She is in National Honor Society, on the honor roll, in choir, involved with Girl Scouts, and is in her church youth group.

Her sponsor is Jefferson City Kiwanis Club.

Meredith Manda, daughter of Ted Wedel and Melissa Manda, is a student at Jefferson City High School. She is vice president of Speech and Debate Team, in Key Club and Capital Classic Synchronized Skating Team.

Her sponsor is J.C. Host Lions Club.

Krista Massman, daughter of Mark and Melissa Massman, is a student at Blair Oaks High School. She is in ASL, Drama Club, Student Council and TREND Club.

Her sponsor is Huber and Associates.

Jane McCurren, daughter of Terry and Susan McCurren, is a student at Helias Catholic High School. She is on honor roll, plays soccer, was Student of the Month, on Student Council and Club International.

Her sponsor is Roscoe Enloe American Legion Post 5.

Sidney McMillen, daughter of Stacy McMillen and Holly Finch, is a student at Jefferson City High School. She is in National Honor Society, Medical Club, in FBLA, plays sports.

Her sponsor is Jefferson City Cosmopolitan Club,

Laura Schieber, daughter of Kevin and Martha Schieber, is a student at Helias Catholic High School. She is in National Honor Society, on the honor roll, on Student Council, in Club International and plays volleyball.

Her sponsor is Huber and Associates.

Kendall Smith, daughter of Bruce and Jill Smith, is a student at Helias Catholic High School. She is on honor roll, in Student Council, plays sports, is on Math Team and Club International.

Her sponsor is Huber and Associate.

Krista Stanford, daughter of Charles and Diane Stanford, is a student at Calvary Lutheran High School. She is in National Honor Society, SADD, Key Club, FTA and choir.

Her sponsor is Optimist Club of Jefferson City.

Molly Stingley, daughter of Paul and Tricia Stingley, is a student at Helias Catholic High School. She is in National Honor Society and SADD.

Her sponsor is Coca Cola Bottling Company.

Sabrina Tannehill, daughter of Kelly and Diana Tannehill, is a student at Jefferson City High School. She is in National Honor Society, Dance Team, Debate qualifier at state and national.

Her sponsor is American Legion Riders.

Megan Winge, daughter of Bruce and Laura Winge, is a student at Jefferson City High School. She is in National Honor Society, vice president of Debate Team.

Her sponsor is Roscoe Enloe, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 5.

Alternates are:

Christina Malzner, daughter of Curt and Danielle Malzner, student at Helias Catholic High School. Kaitlin Gallatin, daughter of Mark and Cynthia Gallatin, student at Helias Catholic High School. Morgan Johns, daughter of David and Helen Johns, student at Helias Catholic High School.

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