South Cobb student represents Georgia at ￼American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation
Powder Springs’s Marli English, a rising senior at Campbell High School, is one of 100 young women selected to attend the 75th American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Girls Nation session being held July 23-30 in Washington, D.C.
ALA Girls Nation is a seven-day leadership conference that provides aspiring young women leaders with practical insight into how the federal government operates, instills a sense of pride in the country, and promotes youth civic engagement. Many participants of the program go on to have careers in public service at the local, state, and national levels.
To represent their respective state as “senators” at ALA Girls Nation, two outstanding high school seniors are selected after participating in one of 50 ALA Girls State sessions held across the country.
English was active in many ways during her week at ALA Georgia Girls State. She also participates in many activities in her school and community. She is president of the Black Student Association, president of the Feminist Club, captain of her high school’s fencing team, and participates in Quiz Bowl. She is also an International Baccalaureate diploma candidate.
While attending ALA Girls Nation, English will participate in mock senate sessions complete with caucuses and debating bills that range from personal to political interests.
Other activities on the agenda include a visit to Arlington National Cemetery where they will place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a community service project, and a tour of the D.C. monuments.