|Parker, Krogmeier headed to Girls State program|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
HHS juniors Brooke Parker and Amy Krogmeier will represent Holyoke at this year’s Girls State program in Gunnison.
The girls, who were selected by Holyoke Unit #90 of the American Legion Auxiliary, will travel to Western State College June 12-17 for the weeklong experience.
Colorado Columbine Girls State is a highly selective program, choosing only young women with superior academic accomplishments and decorum. The enrollment is limited to 350 delegates who have completed their junior year of high school with above average academic standing, have high moral character, have an interest in government and current events and possess leadership qualities.
The objectives of the Colorado High School Activities Association approved program is to develop a broader knowledge of the two-party system, to instill greater understanding of American traditions, to stimulate desire to participate in and maintain a democratic government while exposing the citizens to a college atmosphere and encourage a desire of higher education.
Brooke Parker and Amy Krogmeier will attend Girls State June 12-17
Krogmeier is the daughter of Ernie and Stephanie Krogmeier. She has been on the superintendent’s honor roll for six semesters and is a member of National Honor Society.
Krogmeier has been vice president of her class her freshman and junior years.
She is involved with Holyoke’s FCCLA chapter and has served as vice president for the junior parliamentary procedure team.
She is a three-year varsity letterwinner for her efforts as part of the Sterling swim team. She has served as the manager for the softball team and has earned a letter.
Krogmeier has earned Academic All-State first team for swimming and softball.
The junior has played flute for Holyoke bands for six years and sang in choir for two. She has also played the piano for four years.
Outside of school, Krogmeier is involved with her church youth group, is a lifeguard at Holyoke Swimming Pool and works for Krogmeier Farms.
Parker is a member of National Honor Society and has been on the superintendent’s honor roll for three years. She is also a student council representative.
Parker is involved with FBLA and has served as an officer for two years and qualified for nationals twice. She is also involved with FCCLA, FCA, book club, select choir, choir, drama, band, softball and basketball.
Outside of school, Parker is a server at The Skillet and also works at Ag Power Equipment Co. She has also worked as a baby sitter. She is the daughter of Curt and Chandra Parker.
Holyoke Enterprise June 2, 2011