The American Legion Herman Kent Unit 777 has selected Jenna Clauson, a Maple Grove Jr.-Sr. High School student, to attend Girls State, which will be held June 24-30 at SUNY Brockport.
Jenna Clauson, 11th grade, is the daughter of Douglas and Debora Clauson. Throughout her high school career, Jenna has achieved honor roll. In ninth grade, she received Student of the Month. In school, she is on the varsity soccer team, basketball and the track teams. Her junior year playing soccer, she received the individual sportsmanship award.
Outside of school, she enjoys skiing at Peek'n Peak with her friends. She also plays BAYSO soccer in the spring, summer league basketball at Jamestown in the summer and attends basketball camp with her team. She also participated in the Gus Macker for three years along with the Lakewood YMCA Moose basketball Tournament.
Jenna attends youth group at the Bemus Point United Methodist Church. The past two summers, she helped teach Bible school at the Fluvanna Community Church. Through her church, Our Lady of Lourdes, she has helped with the Harvest Walk in Mayville, volunteered her time at the St. Susan Center and helped with a Halloween gathering at Greenhurst Nursing Home. She also attended the Catholic Youth Convention in Buffalo.
After graduation, Jenna plans to attend college to become a physical education teacher.