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Students Named Girl's State Officers


The elected Girls State officers traveled to Frankfort to meet their official counterparts on Thursday, as part of the week long conference.

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky.- During the week of June 5-9, high school girls from across the state joined together at University of the Cumberlands for the 60th annual Girl's State. Sarah Andes, of Louisville, was elected to governor; Laurin Gottbrath, of Louisville, was selected as lieutenant governor; Lauren Hart, of Prospect, was designated to secretary of state; Jennifer Venson, of Fort Knox, was elected to treasurer; Hannah Reid, of Lexington, was elected to commissioner of education; Allison Sterbling, of Erlanger, was elected as auditor; and Brianna McGuire, of Fort Campbell, was chosen as the commissioner of agriculture.

The officers spent the majority of the week working with the other students developing a mock government, complete with drafting and passing laws in the many levels of state and local government. Thursday, the elected eight traveled to Frankfort to meet their official counter parts.

University of the Cumberlands, located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, is a private liberal arts college in its 117th year of operation. Cumberlands offers four undergraduate degrees in 37 major fields of study, 30 minors and nine pre-professional programs, as well as online and accelerated, nontraditional programs for adults.