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168th Annual Maryland Girls State Comes To SU

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SALISBURY, Md - 130 high school seniors throughout Maryland are gathering at Salisbury University this week, learning how to become future leaders at the 168th annual Maryland Girls State.  The program allows the girls to make up fake cities and counties to represent, and debate actual house and senate bills.  The girls learn leadership, and gain a better understand of how government operates. Life skills that Savannah Steinly says are not taught enough in high school.

"Running in different elections and learning to public speak, I really gained a lot of confidence and I think the other girls do as well," Steinly says of her experience.

Two girls will selected at the end of the week to attend Girls Nation in Washington D.C.   Previous participants include former Texas governor Ann Richards and news commentator Jane Pauley

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