FCHS senior selected as Hoosier Girls State Counselor

May 2, 2024 at 11:24 a.m.
Sophie Garrett is pictured at last year’s Hoosier Girls State.
Sophie Garrett is pictured at last year’s Hoosier Girls State. (photo provided)


Franklin County Senior Sophie Garrett was recently selected to be a Counselor at Hoosier Girls State. This will be held at Trine University in Angola and will take place in June.

As a counselor, Sophie will act as a guide to a group of younger students, help direct them to where they need to go, and provide emotional support. This not only builds relationships, but provides Sophie with the experience of leadership, volunteering, mentoring, and educational experiences as she prepares for her first upcoming year as a university student herself.

To apply, Sophie had a simple application to fill out, but it is required to have previously attended Hoosier Girls State in the past to qualify. Sophie has accrued many volunteer hours to date, all of which were unpaid, which continues to show how dedicated she has been to working towards her future and her plans moving forward.

Out of the 16 girls total selected, there were only three from her age group statewide, and Sophie is currently the youngest of them all to be selected!

Right now, Sophie spends her time working three jobs: The Daily Scoop, Brookville United Methodist Church, and The Village Smith Coffee Bar and Apothecary.

She keeps herself busy, works hard, and above all else, can be seen with her signature bright smile.

“I want to thank the American Legion for giving her the initial opportunity to attend Hoosier Girls State. It was truly a life changing experience for her,” said Cassie Garrett, Sophie’s mom. “We are so proud of Sophie and all her accomplishments.” 

Franklin County Senior Sophie Garrett was recently selected to be a Counselor at Hoosier Girls State. This will be held at Trine University in Angola and will take place in June.

As a counselor, Sophie will act as a guide to a group of younger students, help direct them to where they need to go, and provide emotional support. This not only builds relationships, but provides Sophie with the experience of leadership, volunteering, mentoring, and educational experiences as she prepares for her first upcoming year as a university student herself.

To apply, Sophie had a simple application to fill out, but it is required to have previously attended Hoosier Girls State in the past to qualify. Sophie has accrued many volunteer hours to date, all of which were unpaid, which continues to show how dedicated she has been to working towards her future and her plans moving forward.

Out of the 16 girls total selected, there were only three from her age group statewide, and Sophie is currently the youngest of them all to be selected!

Right now, Sophie spends her time working three jobs: The Daily Scoop, Brookville United Methodist Church, and The Village Smith Coffee Bar and Apothecary.

She keeps herself busy, works hard, and above all else, can be seen with her signature bright smile.

“I want to thank the American Legion for giving her the initial opportunity to attend Hoosier Girls State. It was truly a life changing experience for her,” said Cassie Garrett, Sophie’s mom. “We are so proud of Sophie and all her accomplishments.” 

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