By Megan Miller, Editor
TUSCALOOSA — Pinson Valley High School student Laurel Uhomba was selected to represent her school at the annual Alabama Girls State.
The 74th annual Girls State was held on the University of Alabama campus June 5-10, where Uhomba became part of an imaginary state, taking part in the
political life of her community, primarily through campaigning for and electing city, county and state officials. She had the opportunity to learn about the operation of government by participating in party caucuses and through the election process.
Well known speakers and other state, county and city officials visited throughout the week to enlighten the young women on their civic responsibility.
Uhomba is a member of National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, National Math Honor Society, Key Club, First Priority, Student Government Association, Math Team, Chess Club, Thespians, Science Olympiad, Junior Beta Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Uhomba also plays varsity basketball and soccer, and on the Trussville United Club soccer team. She was selected defensive MVP for her soccer team freshman year, as well as MVP junior year, and has been captain of the basketball team for three years running.