The following students at local high schools have been selected to serve as delegates at the 2011 Girls State Conference this summer at Claremont-McKenna College: Emily Knight, Corona del Mar High School; Caitlyn Brock and Raquel Friedmann, Costa Mesa High School; Parisa Esfahani, Estancia High School; Johanna Lee and Trish Nguyen, Irvine High School; Tori Schmitt and Kimberly Watanabe, Newport Harbor High School; Adelina Pak and Rini Sampath, Northwood High School; Deepali Dhruve and Amanda Jaramillo, Woodbridge High School.
These girls are academic high achievers involved in numerous extracurricular activities in their schools and communities. They demonstrate a high moral character and show strong leadership abilities. The schools submit names of junior girls that meet the criteria set by the American Legion Auxiliary.
Girls State is a one-week conference in which the girls study local, county and state government processes. There will be about 500 young women attending from throughout the state. Girls State helps young women develop leadership skills, confidence and poise while learning about their duties as United States citizens.