A Sequoyah High School student was elected to high office in an American Legion Auxiliary program over the summer.
Senior Sydney Webb participated in the Georgia Girl's State program, which teaches young people about politics, law-making, and governmental policies. In order to attend the program, Sydney had to be chosen by her school and pass a rigorous interview from the American Legion Auxiliary.
Girls are assigned to either the Federalist or Nationalist parties and are tasked with passing bills or running for high offices in the city, county, and state government, although all girls are assigned to either the House or Senate.
Webb won the gubernatorial nomination of the Federalist Party after she performed a rap song which spelled out her qualifications. Webb was then elected governor through a vote of all Federalist and Nationalist party members.
As Girl's State Governor, Webb made speeches at Girl's State graduation, American Legion Auxiliary meetings, and even had the chance to speak at Boy's State.
According to Webb, the highlight of the experience was, "meeting the fantastic girls from around the state, and realizing the possibility of a career in politics one day."
Webb will start the school year as a Student Advisor to the Cherokee County School Board.