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June 17, 2013

Bell chosen to represent Cullman High School at AL Girls State


Cullman High School

CULLMAN — Amanda Bell has been chosen to represent Cullman High School at the 2013 session of the American Legion Auxiliary Alabama Girls State, held on the campus of the University of Alabama. For one week, she will become a citizen in an imaginary state, taking part in the political life of her community, primarily through campaigning for and electing city, county and state offices. She will learn the operation of government by participating in party caucuses and through the election process. Well-known speakers and other state, county and city officials, are expected to visit and enlighten the young women on their civic responsibilities.

Amanda plans to campaign for the office of Secretary of State. She will speak to her sponsoring organization, the American Legion of Decatur, and to other organizations upon invitation, about her experiences at American Legion Auxiliary Alabama Girls State. The daughter of Judy and Larry Bell, and the granddaughter of Bill and Dot Sexton and Frank and Joann Bell, she was selected to attend the American Legion Auxiliary’s Alabama Girls State because of her outstanding leadership. Sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, Alabama Girls State is a laboratory of practical government, and a personal application of the duties, responsibilities and privileges of being an American.

In her high school and local community, Amanda is also involved with Student Government, president from 2013-14, she was accepted into Alabama Governor’s School 2013, the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, SGA secretary 2012-13, Academic Gold and Silver student, Model Student Award, Junior Class Homecoming representative, Hugh O’Brian Leadership ambassador, Leo Club, Drama Club, FCCLA, FCA, Cullman County Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership representative 2012-13, Varsity Girls Basketball, Youth Red Cross volunteer, and Most Outstanding Student for 2012-13.