Olson to attend 2009 Girls State

Dakota OlsonDakota Olson, of Albion has been selected to attend the 2009 American Legion Auxiliary Cornhusker Girls State Session. Girls State will be held in at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from May 31 to June 6, 2009.

Girls State is a nationwide program sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. Each year more than 400 girls from throughout the state are offered an opportunity to be active participants in structured role-playing that emphasizes our Democratic form of government.

Dakota is a junior at Boone Central High School and is the daughter of Michael Olson and Judy Merten.

Whitney Michael was chosen as the alternate. She is also a junior at Boone Central and is the daughter of Dennis and Nicki Michael of Albion.