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June 5, 2009

Oklahoma Girls State Edmond student as governor

Edmond student Callie Heerwagen was elected governor of Oklahoma Girls State last week.

Girls State is a summer leadership and citizenship program sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. Lt. Gov. Jari Askins, a former Girls State participant, gave the inaugural address May 28 when Heerwagen was sworn in as governor.

The honorable Gov. Heerwagen presided over the 67th annual Oklahoma Girls State at the University of Oklahoma.

“We are so proud of Callie as well as the other 12 of Edmond’s finest, brightest, gifted young ladies that we sponsored from North, Memorial, Santa Fe, Oklahoma Christian School and Deer Creek,” said Sandy Miller, Edmond American Legion Auxiliary president. “They have worked and played hard this week. Each one is leaving with a newfound gift of patriotism and a deeper knowledge into our government system as well.”

Heerwagen is the daughter of Paul and Robyn Heerwagen. She will be a senior this fall at Edmond North High School. The Edmond Unit 111 sponsored the Edmond girls to this week of setting up a mock county, city and state government.

Statewide, 419 girls were selected through an application and interview process.

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