DOWNEY - The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit No. 270, has chosen to sponsor two Downey girls for attendance at Girls State, a weeklong governmental seminar at Claremont McKenna College.Downey High School student Sarah Menendez and Warren High's Debora Won were chosen based on their scholastic records, leadership qualities and service to their schools and community. The auxiliary is also sponsoring Janice Garcia, a student at La Serna High School in Whittier. Students who attend Girls State learn about city, county and state government functions through mock proceedings. The American Legion Auxiliary has sponsored the Girls State program for more than 65 years. Menendez is the daughter of Angelina and Nelson Menendez, and Won is the daughter of Grace and Chris Won. A luncheon will be given in their honor after they return from Girls State.
********** Published: May 28, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 6