By Gary Lloyd
A Hewitt-Trussville High School student last month represented the school at the 2013 session of American Legion Auxiliary Alabama Girls State at the University of Alabama.
Jessica Lyster became a citizen in an imaginary state, taking part in the political life of her community, primarily through campaigning for and electing city, county and state offices. She learned the operation of government by participating in party caucuses and through the election process.
Lyster campaigned for the office of recreation director. Lyster spoke to her sponsoring organization and to other organizations about her experiences at American Legion Auxiliary Alabama Girls State.
Lyster was chosen to attend the legion because of her leadership skills.
Lyster is involved with the National Junior Honor Society, SCA, Service Association, Wellness Club, Latin Club, Pink Engineers Club, Hewitt-Trussville softball, Birmingham Thunderbolts organization, and community service with Trussville Girls Softball Association and NorthPark Baptist Church.
Lyster is the daughter of Jeff and Wendy Lyster.
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