Anna McCorvey, a 17-year-old student from Moss Point High School,
has been elected governor of the 56th Annual Magnolia Girls State
taking place at The University of Southern Mississippi.
daughter of Robert and Carolyn McCorvey, was elected governor from
among more than 400 high school seniors taking part in the June
9-13 activities. The balloting took place Tuesday and the results
were made public Wednesday.
She and seven
other elected officials from the fictitious state of Magnolia will
spend Thursday interacting with their real-life counterparts at
the state capitol in Jackson.
Other top Girls
State officials elected Tuesday were:
Juneau, lieutenant governor. Juneau, 16, is a student at Hattiesburg
High School and is the daughter of Dr. Jon Juneau and Dr. Karen
Landon Downs, secretary of state. Downs, 17, is a student at Madison
Central High School and is the daughter of Linda Downs Heslep.
Gates, state treasurer. Gates, 17, is a student at Tupelo High School
and is the daughter of Sharon Albert.
Smith, state auditor. Smith, 17, is a student at Bogue Chitto High
School and is the daughter of Mark and Janice Smith.
Penson, attorney general. Penson, 17, is a student at Tupelo High
School and is the daughter of Charles and Cheryl Penson.
Campbell, commissioner of insurance. Campbell, 16, is a student
at Amory High School and is the daughter of Jack and Robin Campbell.
Wood, commissioner of agriculture. Wood, 17, is a student at Forrest
County Agricultural High School and is the daughter of George and
is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. It is designed to
educate high school senior girls on the process of government through
a series of campaigns and mock elections for various offices in
the fictitious state of Magnolia. Participants are divided into
two fictitious political parties and assigned to fictitious cities
and counties. Activities include legislative sessions, campaigning,
party rallies, debating and voting.
will run through Friday.