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Governor Turcotte Leads Girls State

June 11, 2009

Her parents, Jim and Jenny Turcotte, are mighty proud! Megan Turcotte was recently elected governor at Girls State.

It is quite an honor for Megan Turcotte, a rising senior at Clinton High.

Megan was chosen from nearly 250 girls from across the Magnolia State who came for the annual program at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. Girls State is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.

"Megan is a good student, and obviously a leader among her peers," Clinton Public Schools Superintendent Phillip G. Burchfield wrote in his blog posted Wednesday June 10. "She's also no stranger to politics, having volunteered on the campaigns of U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker and Tony Greer, Clinton's Ward 2 alderman."

Her dad, Jim Turcotte, is the vice president for enrollment management and student affairs at Mississippi College and an MC graduate. Burchfield noted that both of Megan's parents are leaders in the Clinton community.

"Being elected to statewide office at Girls State is similar to a regular statewide election," Burchfield wrote. On Thursday, Megan and other members of Girls State visited the state Capitol and met with state lawmakers.

"Congratulations to you, Megan, for being elected governor at Girls State," Burchfield said. "We're all proud of you, and you represent us well."