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Twiss serves as justice at Girls State

Katharine Twiss of Glencoe-Silver Lake High School served as an associate supreme court justice during the Girls Legion State Meet June 12 through June 18.
Several participants were elected to local, county and state offices at the meet, designed to show how government works. Almost 400 girls attended the meet from around the state.
Twiss was initially going to run for a local or county position, but was encouraged by her experience in mock trial and Business Professionals of America (BPA), as well as her roommate, to run for the justice position.
“I thought that being part of the judicial system would be a good fit for me,” Twiss said.
To be elected, Twiss had to win both a primary and general election.
As a justice, Twiss presided over mock trials that were held on the group’s trip to the state capitol. Trials were held in the same courtrooms that official Minnesota Supreme Court cases are held.

For more, see the July 13 print edition of The Chronicle.