• 73°

Gurganious named Girl State’s ‘Most Outstanding Delegate”

MADISON – 2013 isn’t an election year, but campaigns were lively in Tuscaloosa during Alabama Girls State. Alexis Gurganious, Cassidy Elliott and Sarah Schumacher represented Bob Jones High School.

Counselors and program leaders selected Gurganious as “Most Outstanding Delegate.” She received a $12,000 scholarship to the University of Alabama.

To earn the honor, Gurganious “exemplified values and political activism that Alabama Girls State strives to recognize,” including community leadership, scholastic achievements and enthusiasm throughout the week. She ran for office, gave speeches and promoted debate on controversial issues.

Aleix Gurganious was named "Most Outstanding Delegate" at Alabama Girls State. (CONTRIBUTED)
Aleix Gurganious was named “Most Outstanding Delegate” at Alabama Girls State. (CONTRIBUTED)

In addition, Gurganious was appointed to Deputy Attorney General of the State of Alabama. She later was appointed and represented the delegation at the Alabama Attorney General’s office in Montgomery.

When the week started, she was assigned as state senator. All school delegates were split evenly into house and senate chambers for the activities on June 9-14. As in real politics, the senators proposed, debated and voted on bills on the senate floor.

Gurganious was interested in attending “because I’m already politically active in my community. I thought this experience would further my career goals of political science and constitutional law. This experience was a life-changing opportunity.”

Gurganious grew up in Melbourne, Fla. and then lived in Knoxville, Tenn. Relocating to Madison in 2010, she finished her freshman year at Discovery Middle School. Now a Bob Jones senior, she is Interact Club president, Young Politicians Club vice president and Student Government representative. She coordinated the Links of Love for Haiti benefit and belongs to numerous honor societies.

“My dad, Dr. LeRoy Gurganious, is an orthopedic surgeon at Lincoln Medical Center in Fayetteville, Tenn., while my mom, Valora Gurganious, is a senior management consultant with Doctors Management, a premier healthcare firm,” she said. Alexis’ sister is a Bob Jones sophomore.

“We’ve all adjusted very well to living in Madison and love the area, as well as the diversity of the town,” Alexis said.

The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors Alabama Girls State. For more information, visit alabamagirlsstate.org.

Madison

Heritage honors Katie Scruggs as ‘Teacher of the Year’

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones, Mill Creek Greenpower race teams take national titles at Talladega

Harvest

UAH workshop: Turn fear into business savvy

Bob Jones High School

Notable number of MCS students place at state in Reflections

James Clemens High School

James Clemens collects honors at tech students’ conference

Madison

Schools select Super Citizens in Liberty Legacy study

James Clemens High School

Ellenburg named ‘Staff Member of the Year’ at Columbia

Bob Jones High School

Digital version of The Madison Record – May 22, 2024

Bob Jones High School

Samantha Chan Selected Presidential Scholar- Uses Swimming And Academics To Perfection

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Cotton Row Run 2024 Set For Memorial Day Morning

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Disc Golf Alive And Well In Madison

Madison

Third infant surrendered at Madison Safe Haven Baby Box

Bob Jones High School

“Where It Belongs”- The Bob Jones Patriots Earn Baseball State Championship

James Clemens High School

Liberty’s Shravan Balaji wins ‘Best of Fair Award’ in regional science fair

Events

Trash Pandas hosting Elvis tribute night contest on May 21

James Clemens High School

French, Latin students at James Clemens excel in testing

Harvest

Enable Madison County announces needed asset at event

James Clemens High School

Koswoski awarded Department of Alabama’s ‘VFW Scout of the Year’

James Clemens High School

Lilliann Markowitz achieves top rank in Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Sea Cadets

Bob Jones High School

Madison’s JROTC cadets challenged in Rocket City Rivalry Day

James Clemens High School

McDaniel, Stundtner, Vaughn and Woodard earn national grants

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – May 15, 2024

Madison

Bob Jones bests Central-Phenix City in opening game of State Championship

Bob Jones bests Central-Phenix City in opening game of State Championship

Harvest

TARCOG’s Senior Fun Fest moves to Agribition Center at Alabama A&M University

x