Emi Lott was selected to represent Macon East Academy at this year’s American Legion Girls State. Sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, Alabama Girls State is a premier youth leadership program which offers a one-of-a-kind experience to its delegates. The 77th annual Alabama Girls State was held on the campus of The University of Alabama June 9-14. During the American Legion Auxiliary Alabama Girls State program, delegates have the opportunity to learn about local and state government through a variety of speakers, workshops, and sessions. The American Legion members and veterans instill a unique understanding of our government and love of country in each participant at Girls and Boys State. Emi said she enjoyed every part of Girls State, and although she was not elected to office, she became much more confident in public speaking. She enjoyed participating in mock government among her city and served on several committees for her city and party.