The American Legion Herman Kent Unit 777 selected two Maple Grove Junior/Senior High School students to attend Girls' State from June 30 to July 6 at the State College at Brockport. They are Corrine Cardinale and Kendall Wright.
Corrine Cardinale, the daughter of Elizabeth and Douglas Liddell, is in the 11th grade where she is a member of the Senior High Honor Society, vice president of her class, achieves honor roll and is a four-year member and captain of the Maple Grove varsity girls' tennis team. Corrine received the Chautauqua Cattaraugus Athletic Association Sportsmanship Award 2012, has twice been The Post-Journal Player of the Week and is a member of the tennis and varsity track teams. Outside of school, Corrine plays tennis at the Lakewood YMCA and helps teach religious education at St. Mary of Lourdes Parish where she is a member. Through her church she attended both the Catholic Youth Convention in Buffalo and the National Catholic Youth Convention in Indianapolis. During the past five years, Corrine has volunteered for the Laurel Run, St. Susan Center, the Gus Macker, Mayville Harvest Walk and the school musical. During the summer, she is employed at The Springs Family Restaurant. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, baking, attending concerts and spending time with family and friends. After graduation, she plans to attend college and study biology.
Kendall Wright, the daughter of Kristen Wright and Stephen Wright, is also in the 11th grade and has been a member of the National Honor Society for several years, recently becoming president of the Maple Grove chapter. She is also a member of the yearbook club. Kendall has studied Shotokan Karate for four years and is currently working toward her black belt. She plays the piano, takes lessons in oil painting and studies Latin through an independent online course. She is a member of the Bemus Point United Methodist Church and a volunteer teacher for the Kindergarten Sunday School program. During the summer she works in the Musky Mall in Bemus Point. After graduation, Kendall plans to attend a liberal arts college and pursue a career in medicine and is looking forward to learning more about the development of laws and the workings of state government.