Chelsea High School’s Fant selected for 2016 Girls State

Published 4:01 pm Wednesday, June 8, 2016


Samantha Fant has been chosen to represent Chelsea High School at the 2016 session of American Legion Auxiliary Alabama Girls State, held on the campus of the University of Alabama.

For one week, Fant will become 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.

She will learn the operation of government by participating in party caucuses and through the election process.

Well known speakers and other state, county and city officials are expected to visit and enlighten the young women on their civic responsibilities.

Fant plans to campaign for the office of mayor.

Fant will speak to her sponsoring organization and to other organizations upon invitation about her experiences at American Legion Auxiliary Alabama Girls State.

The daughter of Wayne and Nicole Fant and the granddaughter of James and Diane Acomb and Steve and Martha Fant, Samantha was selected to attend the American Legion Auxiliary’s Alabama Girls State because of her outstanding leadership.

Sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, Alabama Girls State is a laboratory of practical government, and a personal application of the duties, responsibilities and privileges of being an American.

In her high school and local community, Fant is also involved with Chelsea High School, Peer Helpers, Chelsea High School, varsity cheerleading squad, the National Honors Society, the Beta Club, is vice president of the Student Government Association, was an ACE Warrior for the 2015-2016 competitive cheerleading season.