State Auditor R. Thomas Wagner, Jr. hosted American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Auditor, Governor, Lt. Governor, and Insurance Commissioner.
Dover, Del. – On July 1, 2015, State Auditor R. Thomas Wagner, Jr. hosted American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Auditor, Governor, Lt. Governor, and Insurance Commissioner for the day.
Upcoming high school senior, Megan Reynolds, from Archmere Academy, was selected as the 2015 American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Auditor. State Auditor Wagner also hosted Emily Whaley, Girls State Governor, from Sussex Technical High School; Isabel Arellano, Girls State Lt. Governor, from Middletown High School; and Christine McNeill, Girls State Insurance Commissioner, from The Charter School of Wilmington. American Legion Auxiliary Girls State is an annual program that teaches high school students how government works and helps them to develop leadership skills.
After the selection process, the Girls State officials spent a day shadowing the Delaware State Auditor, where they learned about the duties and office of the Auditor of Accounts.
State Auditor Wagner stated, “I’ve participated in the Girls State program for 27 years as Delaware State Auditor. I look forward to it every year because I think it’s a great way to get young people involved in public service.”
Ms. Reynolds stated, “Girls State has been such a wonderful opportunity so far, and it’s been great to have a glimpse into our State Government and to spend the day with Mr. Wagner.”
Ms. Whaley added, “Girls State has given me the wonderful opportunity to learn about how the government works in the State of Delaware.”
Ms. Arellano commented, “Girls State has opened the doors to allow me to see the Delaware State Government…and the only Lt. Governor in ‘office’ currently.”
Ms. McNeill also stated, “My time here in Dover has allowed me to make lasting friendships, share many laughs, and learn abo
ut State Government. Thanks so much to Mr. Wagner for showing us around Legislative Mall. I will remember this experience for the rest of my life.”
For more information, please contact Kathleen Davies, CPA-PA, CISA, CGFM, CGAP, Chief Administrative Auditor, at 302-857-3919 or Kathleen.Davies@state.de.us.
Standing, from left, are Emily Whaley, Isabel Arellano, State Auditor R. Thomas Wagner, Jr.,
and Christine McNeill. Megan Reynolds is seated.