Brenlee Richardson represented Sylacauga High School at the recent session of American Legion Auxiliary Alabama Girls State, held on the University of Alabama campus.
For one week, she became a citizen of an imaginary state, taking part in the political life of her community, primarily through campaigning for and electing city, county and state offices. Richardson was selected as circuit judge and had the chance to learn the operation of government by participating in the election process. Well-known speakers and state, county and city officials were expected to address the young women about their civic responsibilities.
Alabama Girls State is a laboratory of practical government and a personal application of the duties, responsibilities and privileges of being an American. Richardson was selected to attend because of her outstanding leadership. She will speak to SHS, and other organizations upon invitation, about her experience at Alabama Girls State.
Richardson is the daughter of Robby and Patti Richardson and the granddaughter of Joe and Brenda Tidmore and Pat Richardson. In her high school and community, Richardson is involved in Future Business Leaders of America, S-Club, Key Club, Student Council, First United Methodist Church, varsity cheerleading and volleyball and National Honor Society. She won first place in the state FBLA competition and placed fifth in public speaking in the national FBLA competition.