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Area teen to attend Keystone Girls State

  • Catherine E. Condly
    Catherine E. Condly
Published June 10. 2013 05:06PM

Catherine E. Condly, a junior at Jim Thorpe Area High School, has been selected by Unit 899 of Oplinger-Hower American Legion Auxiliary in Walnutport to attend Keystone Girls State.

This "Experience in Government" will be held at Shippensburg University in Shippensburg from June 23-29. It is the 68th session sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.

Approximately 200 girls are brought together through sponsorship by local auxiliary units and other organizations to study government on city, council and state levels.

During the week, the girls will elect city, council, and state officials, including governor, lieutenant governor, other officers, and an "Outstanding Citizen." Two "senators" will attend Girls Nations in the Washington D.C. area.

Condly is the daughter of Thomas and Danielle Condly of Jim Thorpe.

She is vice president of the class of 2014, editor in chief of the Olympian yearbook, and captain of the varsity soccer team and a HOBY representative.

She is also a member of SADD, Olympian Leadership Council, Pep Club, varsity soccer, cross country, basketball and track.

Condly recently was honored with the Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Outstanding Character in U.S. Military Academy, N.Y.

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