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Swisher Legion Auxiliary selects two Prairie girls to attend Girls State

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion Auxiliary has chosen two Prairie girls to attend Girls State this coming June at Drake University.
Morgan Flynn is the daughter of Jodie Flynn and Dave Folkedahl. They currently live in Swisher. Morgan is a junior at Cedar Rapids Prairie High School. She currently is involved in Business Professionals of America, Best Buddies, National Honor Society and golf. She also works as a communications intern with the College Community School District. Outside of all those activities, she enjoys hanging out with family and friends, playing with her dog and photographing athletics at Prairie.
Ivana Ponce has also been selected. She is the daughter of Flor and Juan Ponce and lives in Cedar Rapids. She has one brother. She is a junior at Cedar Rapids Prairie High School. Currently is involved in National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, golf and is junior treasurer for student council. She volunteers at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Outside of all those activities she enjoys hanging out with her friends and trying local restaurants and spending quality time with her family during the weekends.
Ponce believes attending Girls State is a great opportunity to become involved in the community. She has decided that she wants to pursue a degree in law is looking forward to learn about our government and how it works, a subject she is interested in.
The girls spend a week at Drake University in Des Moines learning the how and why of our state government. They will be in two parties and will be running for offices from city to state level. They will elect a governor who in turn will be going on to the National Girls State in Washington, D.C. This is an educational event for girls from all over the nation. Usually in Iowa there are about 300 girls that participate in the week long activities. Swisher American Legion Auxiliary is very proud to sponsor these two girls to attend.