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HARLEYVILLE -- The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 128 in Harleyville recognized Laura Singletary as one of their 2019 Palmetto Girls State delegates recently.

Palmetto Girls State will take place June 9–15 and will be hosted on the campus of Presbyterian College. Young women will be guided where they will become knowledgeable stewards of freedom, democracy and patriotism.

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Laura Singletary, a junior at Dorchester Academy, is the daughter of Matt and Jenny Singletary. Laura has served in student government for five years. She has held the offices as a class representative and secretary and will serve as student government treasurer during her senior year.

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Laura is a member of the Fellowship of Christian students, the Interact Club, Senior Beta Club and the National Honor Society. She participates in cheerleading, volleyball, basketball and softball. She served on the yearbook staff during ninth and 10th grade and was a 2018 HOBY recipient.

Recently, Laura received the honor of Distinguished Young Woman of Orangeburg County. She will compete at the state level for Distinguished Young Women July 21-27 in Lexington. In June, she will represent Edisto Electric Co-Op at the Washington Youth Tour. She will travel to Washington, D.C., to learn how our national government supports electric cooperatives. In addition, Laura has been a camper with Camp Wildwood, Department of Natural Resources, for the past three years.

Laura has competed in several South Carolina Independent School Association academic competitions: Quiz Bowl, Math Meet, Literary Meet and Battle of the Books. She has received the honor of a gold medal twice at the SCISA Music Festival. Recently, Laura was recognized as a Wofford Scholar, Converse Junior Scholar, Presbyterian 2019 Junior Fellow Scholar, University of South Carolina Upstate Scholar and a USC Aiken Scholar.

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Laura enjoys participating in community service as well. Recently, she shared the engineering process with elementary students at Dorchester Academy. She created and facilitated a community service project called “STEM Like A Pirate, Raiders Become Engineers!”

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