Whitney Peitz of Minnetonka High School will represent the American Legion Auxiliary #597 of St. Bonifacius for Girls State, held June 9-15, 2013 at Bethel University in St. Paul.
At Girls State, the participants learn about government and the duties of citizenship. They campaign for office, form party platforms, participate in caucuses, elect officials, and pass legislation.
Peitz is the daughter of Ken and Lisa Peitz. She was awarded the Service and Leadership Award at her high school. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the varsity dance teams (she choreographs dance and serves as an assistant coach for the JV dance team), and was also involved in choir and track and field. She is also a volunteer at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia and volunteers as a tutor.