Shelby Yates, who will be a senior at G-R High School has been selected by The American Legion Auxiliary to represent the town of Reinbeck at the annual Girl's State, June 16-22 on the campus of Iowa State University. Around 300 girls from Iowa and sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary will spend the week learning to become strong leaders and active citizens. This is achieved through a week-long mock government session that includes campaigns, elections, passing legislation and other government- related activities. It is well understood that improving citizens means an improving country, so the goal of Girl's State is actually one that benefits us all.
Shelby is the daughter of James and Kathy Yates of Reinbeck.