Hannah Franzen was selected by Unit No. 266 of Calmar to attend the annual session of the Iowa American Legion Auxiliary Girls State. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 2020 session has been canceled.
Selection to the program is an honor nonetheless.
Iowa Girls State is one of the premier programs sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary and was started by a dream of four women over 75 years ago: the hope of teaching young women about the political process.
Girls State is a “learning by doing” program, which takes the girls through the entire political process.
Franzen is a junior at South Winneshiek High School and the daughter of Tim and Connie Franzen. She is involved in band, choir, large group and individual speech, drama and musical productions, track, basketball cheer-leading and swims for the Decorah Swim Team.
She is a member of the Co-Champions 4-H club.
In addition to volunteering with church activities, Franzen has most recently been sewing masks for healthcare workers.