Idaho State Controller Brandon D Woolf welcomed Melba High School senior and American Legion Auxiliary Idaho Syringa Girls State participant Emily Dyas to his office Thursday. Ms. Dyas was selected by the more than 240 young women who participated in this year’s Girls State mock government program to serve as the Girls State Controller.
Each June, young women from across Idaho are invited to join the week-long Girls State program at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa and at the State Capitol. Together they organize a mock government, make speeches, elect leaders, debate legislation, learn about the process of governing and forge new friendships.
“Girls State provides an unparalleled educational opportunity for Idaho’s young women, immersing them in the ideals and principles that make our state and nation great,” noted State Controller Woolf. “It helps prepare the youth of today to become tomorrow’s leaders.”