Brianna Barton will be representing Alexandria Auxiliary Post #194 at Girls State this summer. She is the daughter of Ross and Joy Barton of Alexandria.   Brianna is an active member in numerous extracurricular activities including; volleyball, cheer, dance, track, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), National Honor Society (NHS), student council, enrichment, speech, show choir, choir, drama, wrestling student manager, and quiz bowl. She is also a current 4-H member for Thayer County. Brianna’s current hobbies include painting, drawing, spending time with animals, and spending time with her family and friends. 
Brittany Boyce of rural Tobias is the alternate representative of Tobias Auxiliary #311 for Girls State. Brittany is the daughter of Ryan and Stacy Boyce.  Brittany is involved in cheerleading, dance, show choir and choir, basketball, track, FBLA, One Acts, drama, speech, and quiz bowl. Outside interests are 4-H, running outside, riding horses, hunting, and hanging out with family and friends.
Jacqueline Dimas of Ohiowa will be representing the Ohiowa Legion Auxiliary #193 at Girls State this summer. Her parents are Guadalupe and Gabriela Dimas. In the past three years she has been involved in student council, FBLA, NHS, one-act, show choir, drama, speech, volleyball, and basketball. She was a participant at State Speech the past two years in Poetry.   Jackie loves reading and writing stories in her spare time.
Sophia Ellis of Western will be attending Girls State this summer representing Western Auxiliary # 255.  She is the daughter of Rebecca Ellis and a junior at Meridian High School. Sophia is involved in volleyball, basketball, drama, speech, choir, show choir, band, quiz bowl, and FBLA.  In her free time she likes to play sports, hang out with friends, and travel.
Garrett Klipp of rural Tobias will be representing the Daykin Legion Post #198 at Boys State this summer. He is the son of Andy and Mandy Klipp.  During his high school career he has been involved in many sports in which he has lettered all three years including varsity football, basketball and track. He is also involved in summer Legion Baseball. Sports have taught him many new skills, such as, leadership, dedication and how to be a team player. Garrett has also participated in One Acts, Stu Co and FBLA, which has also taught him new skills that he uses in everyday life. Garrett feels being involved in high school sports and activities is very important and recommends all students to get involved.  
Andrea Kort, a Junior at Meridian Public Schools, will be representing Daykin Auxiliary Post #198 this summer at Girls State.  She is the daughter of Randy and JeNae Kort of rural Fairbury.  Andrea is involved in Volleyball, Basketball, Track, Speech, Drama, One-Act, School Play, Band, Choir, Show Choir, Enrichment, Quiz Bowl, Student Council, Future Business Leaders of America, and National Honor Society. Andrea has been instrumental in the digitalizing of the Meridian graduate pictures, yearbooks, and annuals.  In her free time, Andi enjoys watching Netflix and spending time with her family.
Sara Most is a junior at Meridian Public Schools and is representing Tobias Legion #311 at Girls State this summer. Sara is the daughter of Scott and Kristi Most of rural Tobias. She is involved in Basketball, Softball, FBLA, Show Choir, Choir, Band, One-Act, Drama and just recently inducted into National Honor Society. Sara is involved in dance at CHCC in Crete. Sara enjoys playing pep band and hanging out with friends and having a good time.
Micah Noel of Tobias will be attending American Legion Junior Law Cadet this summer (June 18-21st) representing the Tobias Legion Post #311.  He is the son of Patrick and Elizabeth Noel.  This Meridian High School Junior participates in Football, Wrestling, Track and summer baseball.  He was a participant at State wrestling the year. He is involved in One Acts, Drama and just recently inducted into National Honor Society.  Micah’s other interests involve Boys Scout, Church, and hanging out with friends.