Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Kids Lead Mock Governments.(Mountain View)

Byline: Carolyn Carlson Journal Staff Writer

* Teens act as elected officials and learn about civics at Boys and Girls State

A number of area high school students will head to the annual Boys State and Girls State conferences in early June.

Among them will be 14-year-old Alice Daniel of Estancia High.

Estancia High counselor Sue Blaisure said Daniel is probably the youngest delegate ever to attend Girls State.

Daniel will be a senior in the fall and has attended gifted programs throughout her academic career.

"I've been in the gifted program, and I skipped fifth grade and took extra classes during mid-school, which means I will be a senior next year," the softspoken Daniel said. …

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