Taryn Murphy '23 Details American Legion Girls State Experience
Michelle H. Daino
Taryn Murphy '23 (pictured in front, red shirt) participated in the American Legion Auxiliary New Jersey Girls State Program from June 18 to June 23.
"I had so much fun earlier this summer at Girls State and found it to be an extremely valuable experience for both my social and intellectual growth,” she said. “While the program was rigorous, I was able to make amazing friends and participate in a realistic government simulation that allowed me to gain a greater understanding of the inner workings of our political processes.”
“From interviewing candidates for the newspaper, to assisting in running the election process, to serving various appointed roles, I feel I truly made the most of my time and was so grateful to have had this opportunity,” noted Taryn. “I look forward to using the skills that I learned next year in my social studies classes, as well as in various extracurriculars such as the debate team. Overall, Girls State was so much fun and I would recommend it to anybody with an interest in leadership!"
At Mount Saint Mary Academy, Taryn is a member of the Forensics Speech & Debate Team, Junior State of America, Mock Trial, and the Fed Challenge team.