Governor Frith (By: Erin and Bethany)

Governor Frith (By: Erin and Bethany)

Girls State is a government based program that runs on a national bases. It’s funded by the American legion auxiliary and it’s members. It consists of female high school students from around the state of Kentucky that come together for one week in order to debate bills, learn about the government, hold elections, make a party system, gain experience and have fun.

​Butlers own senior, Kaylee Frith, participated in both GIRLS State and GIRLS Nation. At first, her role was Member of the House; then, she was in a party committee to form their platform for the governor candidates. She was elected into office as the 2019 Governor of GIRLS State! Frith said: ”Being governor was a big role to fill.

I had to give speeches to house and overall be a fun and respectful leader. I had to go around and talk to girls about there bills and get a overall understanding of what they want to see in Kentucky government. I then had meetings with the rest of the state officials and we decided to veto or sign-off on bills. Then, at the end, my speeches didn’t stop. I had to go to American legion conferences to talk about my experience and to thank them for the whole program itself.”

Kaylee’s favorite part was being able to go to GIRLS Nation. GIRLS Nation was different from GIRLS State because they got a free week in DC. Only 2 girls were selected from each state to go. The ladies got to go and meet the U.S. President and members Congress! They also had senate sessions to debate actual bills.
Kaylee described this to be the best day of her life.